Norman style


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Norman style (Arch) a style of architecture which arose in the tenth century, characterized by great massiveness, simplicity, and strength, with the use of the semicircular arch, heavy round columns, and a great variety of ornaments, among which the zigzag and spiral or cable-formed ornaments were prominent.
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In literature:

The doorway of Christ Church Cathedral, which dates from about this time, is of pure Norman style.
"Ireland, Historic and Picturesque" by Charles Johnston
The capitals of the columns are in the true Norman style.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
The style of the tower is Norman, but the body of the church is of later dates.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
The abbey with its chapel was a small building in the Norman style, inclosed by a high wall, and standing in a grove of birch and ash trees.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
The Normans prided themselves on their style of dress, and, no doubt, the Irish costume surprised them.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The Transitional Norman tower was largely rebuilt, and the spire was added in the Decorated style of Gothic prevalent in the fourteenth century.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
Its style is Norman, with more modern additions.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
It is a modern villa in the Norman style, in a beautiful and extensive park northeast of Potsdam.
"In and Around Berlin" by Minerva Brace Norton
The carving is rich, and the design a fine example of the early Norman style.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Salisbury" by Gleeson White
St Andrew's church, originally Norman of the 12th century, has been enlarged in different styles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

NORMAN — It's pretty much a guarantee that this time of year the yellow Victorian-style house on Peters Avenue will be transformed into a Christmas extravaganza.
The Walders renovated the Norman-style structure into the Castle at Tarrytown, a first-class hotel and restaurant.
In the '60s, he pioneered rock & roll criticism with a first-person style of writing that would later be popularized by the likes of Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer as "New Journalism".