Romanesque style


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Romanesque style (Arch) that which grew up from the attempts of barbarous people to copy Roman architecture and apply it to their own purposes. This term is loosely applied to all the styles of Western Europe, from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the appearance of Gothic architecture.
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In literature:

The nave and transepts are in the old Romanesque style, with solid pillars and low round arches.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
Cimabue did not free his style from what are called Byzantine or Romanesque mannerisms.
"Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3" by John Addington Symonds
It is built of white marble, in the Romanesque style.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
It is a building of the 12th century in the Romanesque style of Limousin, with three narrow naves of almost equal height.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Following the road on the north side of the square, we pass the West London Tabernacle, a brick building in the late Romanesque style.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
Romanesque, as it exists in France to-day, is generally of earlier building than the Gothic; it is an older and far simpler style.
"Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1" by Elise Whitlock Rose
The style of St. Walburga was Romanesque, with Gothic tendencies.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Was Romanesque a foreign style?
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
The Romanesque style died late and hard.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
The early style is one of much purity and dignity, and is developed directly from the Romanesque of the country.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith