Byzantine architecture


  • Byzantine Architecture
    Byzantine Architecture
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Byzantine architecture the style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire developed after the 5th century; massive domes with square bases and round arches and spires and much use of mosaics
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Byzantine architecture the style prevalent in the Eastern Empire down to 1453, marked by the round arch springing from columns or piers, the dome supported upon pendentives, capitals elaborately sculptured, mosaic or other incrustations, &c
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In literature:

Dietrich the Goth may, indeed, be called the founder of 'Byzantine' architecture throughout the Western world.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
The whole bears a near resemblance to the style of the Byzantine architecture.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
The architecture is of the purest Byzantine order.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
The architecture is Byzantine, and the interior gives a wonderful impression of grace and spaciousness.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Still, Byzantine architecture was more concerned with spaces than with lines.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
We have seen above, that there were three principal styles of Venetian architecture; Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
Life in Byzantine architecture, ii.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
It is the finest specimen of Byzantine civil architecture left in the city.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
Starting in the nineteenth century, Byzantine influences began to disappear from architecture.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
She came upon him engrossed upon the characteristics of Byzantine architecture.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Here interesting inscriptions and Byzantine architectural remains were found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Eastwards it is adorned by the most wonderful group of Byzantine and Gothic architecture in Europe.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey
The volumes that have been written on Byzantine architecture cannot be compressed into a few pages.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton

In news:

is not used to tourists, and the signage is terrible—but worth the effort, this pumpkin-domed church-turned-museum is one of the great surviving jewels of Byzantine art and architecture.