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Early Medieval Architecture
     

Early Medieval Architecture

by Roger Stalley
 

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ISBN-10: 0192842234

ISBN-13: 9780192842237

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley

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The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, focusing on how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, Stalley explores the richness and variety of European architecture in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughly investigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancient sources, providing fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192842237
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Oxford History of Art Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
543,946
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Map 1: Northern Europe
Map 2: Southern Europe
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Christian Basilica
Chapter 2: The Carlingian Renaissance: The Basilica Transformed
Chapter 3: Symbolic Architecture
Chapter 4: Secular Architecture in the Age of Feudalism
Chapter 5: Patron and Builder
Chapter 6: Art and Engineering
Chapter 7: Architecture and Pilgrimage
Chapter 8: Architecture and Monasticism
Chapter 9: The Language of Architecture
Chapter 10: Diversity in the Romanesque Era
Epilogue: The Shadow of Rome
Notes
List of Illustrations
Bibliographic Essay
Introduction
1. The Christian basilica
2. The Carolingian renaissance
3. Symbolic buildings
4. Architecture and pilgrimage
5. Architecture and monasticism
6. Diversity in the Romanesque era
7. The language of architecture
8. Secular architecture in the age of feudalism
9. Art and engineering
10. Patron and Builder
Epilogue: the shadow of Rome
Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; Index

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