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History of Romanesque Architecture __ This site deals with three major structures in Italy with a good overview and images for each. - illustrated - From Leo Masuda Architectonic Office - 

Norman Architecture __ Norman architecture was what Romanesque architecture is known by in the UK. You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

Pictures/photos of Romanesque Architecture __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Romanesque architecture. - illustrated - From - 

Romanesque Architecture __ "The word "Romanesque" does not, as sometimes supposed, refer to a debased and degraded Roman style adopted by the Middle Ages, but rather specifies the two traits of Roman architecture which were reemployed at this time, viz., the pier and the vaulting arch." An article about the history of Romanesque architecture. - From - 
Romanesque Architecture __ "Romanesque is a title art historians invented to describe an artistic phenomenon. Romanesque means "Romanlike" and was first applied in the nineteenth century to describe European architecture of the late eleventh and twelfth centuries." You will find a text overview and slides. - illustrated - From - 



Romanesque Architecture __ You will find an encyclopedia article with links to related materials. - illustrated - from wikipedia - 


Romanesque Architecture __ "The specific character of the Romanesque style can be understood only in the light of the development of early medieval architecture in the West, notably its Carolingian and Ottonian phases. Certain of the most characteristic features of Romanesque structures—the massive west facade crowned by a tower or by twin towers, the complex design of the eastern part housing the sanctuary, the rhythmic alternation of piers and columns in the nave—represent only the advanced stages in a lengthy and complex formal evolution marked by considerable trial and error." You will find a good overview and history. - From - 

Romanesque Architecture __ "The Romanesque period was from approximately 800 A.D. to 1100 A.D. The term Romanesque was first given to this type of architecture in the 19th Century due to it's similarities between the barrel vault and the Roman arch." You will find a general overview and images. - illustrated - From - 



Romanesque Architecture __ You will find several galleries of annotated click-to-enlarge images. - illustrated - From Boston College -
Romanesque Architecture __ A text only overview of Romanesque architecture originally published in 1915. - from - 

Romanesque Architecture- Clipart ETC __ Good source of clipart for illustrating projects and reports. - illustrated - From University of South Florida -


Romanesque architecture in England __ "The Norman invaders of England introduced their own style of building into their new island domain. Although elements of Romanesque style had been used in England before the Conquest (as in Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey), Norman Romanesque marked such a radical departure from the Anglo-Saxon traditions that it must be considered on its own." This style is also called "Norman." You will find a quick history and a list of buildings. - From - 

Romanesque Architecture - Great Buildings Online __ You will find click-to-view images and basic information about each. - illustrated - From Great Buildings Online - 


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