Norman architecture

Definitions

  • Norman Romanesque Architecture
    Norman Romanesque Architecture
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Norman architecture a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Norman architecture a round-arched style, a variety of Romanesque, prevalent in England from the Norman Conquest (1066) till the end of the 12th century, of massive simplicity, the churches cruciform with semicircular apse and a great tower rising from the intersection of nave and transept, deeply recessed doorways, windows small, round-headed, high in wall
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Northmen.

Usage

In literature:

It is a white church, of Norman architecture, with a low, square tower.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The tower seemed to be of Norman architecture, low, massive, and crowned with battlements.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
I am aware, of course, that Norman architecture had sometimes its pinnacle, a mere conical or polygonal capping.
"Literary and General Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
Of these fine specimens of later Norman architecture, ruins still exist.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
What, for example, do we intend when we speak of Norman architecture?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Finally he set his heart on Norman architecture.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
It is of the Norman order of architecture.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Normans favoured by Eadward, 87; their style of architecture, 89.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The ruins, still carefully preserved, show its extent and fine Norman architecture.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
If it is of the Norman age, then the pointed style arose at once from a transfusion of Arabian or Tartarian architecture.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
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In news:

The Sperone Westwater art gallery, which works with artists like Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, has filed architectural plans with the city for its new Lord Norman Foster-designed gallery at 257 Bowery .
The Norman-based Architects in Partnership (AIP) is the architecture firm responsible for designing the proposed fairgrounds renovation.
CFN Gazette staff Architecture enthusiasts were up in arms last week about the fate of the historic Bavinger House located east of Norman.
Norman Foster has just won the coveted Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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