[2013] Vidhya Thiyagarajan (8A): Romanesque Architecture

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[2013] Vidhya Thiyagarajan (8A): Romanesque Architecture

Romanesque Architecture

Characteristics:CruciformsCastlelikecarved columnsscrapworkdomesmall windows

Main Components of Romanesque Architecture:-round arch-vaults-towers-thick walls-large towers-carved stone

wanted to unite his empire, so started building churches around his empire in the Romanesque style

Charlemagne- crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 800 C.E

c.1000 to early C.13th- During the Medieval Era

Built from 1063- 1350

Leaning Tower of Pisa- Pisa, Italy

Originated in France but established by the Romansduring the Roman empire

Sant' Ambrogio ChurchMade in Rome during the 11th Century

Pisa Cathedral- Began in 1093

Monreale Cathedral- Built in the 12th Century. Finest Norman(Romanesque) building in Sicily

Basilica di San Nicola- Founded in 1089, became a model for later Puglian Romanesque Churches

The term Norman Architecture is whatthe Britains used to call Romanesque, in the 11th and 12th centuries

Romanesque style has some feautures of Western Roman and Byztaine Buildings

Vidhya Thiyagarajan


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