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The brick system of romanesque architecture : the Lombard band and its transformation in Catalonia and France / C. Edson Armi.

Author:
Armi, C. Edson [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
  • English
  • Italian
Published/​Created:
Roma : "L'Erma" di Bretschneider, 2017.
Description:
129 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
At the beginning of the eleventh century in northwestern Italy builders created a comprehensive system of architecture, integrating the square edges of stacked bricks on the exterior with arches, vaults, and niches inside the wall. Throughout southern Europe builders copied this system. In major abbeys in Catalonia builders carefully followed and also imaginatively enriched it, creating a new type of interior, different from the early Christian model perpetuated in the central vessel of contemporary Italian churches. In major churches in southern France successive generations incorporated many of these changes to the brick-based model and added significantly to them. Seen in this new light, early eleventh-century architecture in Lombardy and Catalonia belies its longstanding reputation as a superficially decorated, pendulously massive, unprogressively folkloric, and largely irrelevant First Romanesque prelude to High Romanesque architecture.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-129).
Language(s):
Text in English; preface in Italian.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 8891312533
  • 9788891312532
OCLC:
1003250602
RCP:
C - S