Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture, 800 to 1200

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Yale University Press, 1978 - Architecture - 522 pages
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Professor Conant's detailed studies of Santiago de Compostela and of the abbey church at Cluny fit him for this account of building in the period of the round arch which preceeded Gothic. In this volume he shows how, at the instigation of the monasteries during the little renaissance of Charlemagne, Roman methods of construction were revived and fused with local traditions to produce a distinctive Carolingian manner; and how such monuments as the Palatine Chapel at Aachen already contained hints of the nobler and more mature Romanesque style which was to become international. professor Conant extends his survey to cover the regions of medieval France, Spain, Portugal, the Holy Land, Italy, Germany, Northern Europe, and Britain.
  

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Contents

Carolingian Divisions in and near France c 800814
14
The Pilgrimage Routes to Santiago de Compostela
20
The PreRomanesque and ProtoRomanesque Styles
31
The Carolingian Romanesque
43
PreRomanesque Architecture in the North outside the Empire
69
ProtoRomanesque Architecture in Southern Europe
87
The Earlier Romanesque Styles
107
U Romanesque Architecture in Germany
121
The School of Auvergne
293
The Mature Romanesque Architecture of Spain Portugal and the Holy Land
303
Styles dependent on France
311
Mature Romanesque Architecture
343
Central Italy
367
Northern Italy
385
Germany with the Netherlands and Flanders
411
Mature Romanesque Architecture in Scandinavia Britain and Northern France
431

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139
The Great Churches of the Pilgrimage Roads
157
Reflex from the Pilgrimage
177
The Role of Cluny in the History of Romanesque Architecture
185
The Cistercians and their Architecture
223
The Mature Romanesque of Middle and Southern France
239
Aquitania with Bordering Areas on the Loire and the Mediterranean
263
Northern France and Norman England
439
Notes
467
Bibliography
493
List of Illustrations
501
Index
509
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