Spanish Romanesque architecture of the eleventh century
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Published by Oxford University Press in [London] .
Written in English


  • Architecture, Romanesque.,
  • Architecture, Spanish.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [285]-299.

Statementby Walter Muir Whitehill.
LC ClassificationsNA1303 .W5
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 307 p.
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL182899M
LC Control Numbera 41004920

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Whitehill, Walter Muir, Spanish Romanesque architecture of the eleventh century. London, Oxford U.P., Spanish Romanesque designates the Romanesque art developed in the Hispanic-Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula in the 11th and 12th centuries. Its stylistic features are essentially common to the European Romanesque although it developed particular characteristics in . Romanesque architecture, architectural style current in Europe from about the midth century to the advent of Gothic architecture. A fusion of Roman, Carolingian and Ottonian, Byzantine, and local Germanic traditions, it was a product of the great expansion of monasticism in the 10th–11th century. The spirit of what we call “Romanesque” art spread rapidly throughout Western Europe beginning in the mid-eleventh century. In the particular case of Spain, a focal point for the dissemination of Romanesque art was Catalonia followed by the region of the Aragonese Pyrenees to finally reach Castile and León through Navarre and spreading.

Romanesque Architecture: Background. The word “Romanesque” (coined in , or –there is no total agreement– as a bridging term between Roman and Carolingian architecture that preceded “Romanesque,” and Gothic that followed it) embraces architecture, art, and sculpture. Romanesque architecture in Spain is the architectural style reflective of Romanesque architecture, with peculiar influences both from architectural styles outside the Iberian peninsula via Italy and France as well as traditional architectural patterns from within the peninsula. Romanesque architecture was developed in and propagated throughout Europe for more than two centuries, ranging.   The church of St. Sernin, from , is considered the masterpiece of the French Romanesque architecture, precisely because of the structure of its apse with ambulatory and chapels. Another “pilgrimage church” with ambulatory is the elegant church of Sainte-Foy, from mid-eleventh century, located near the medieval village of Conques.   Walter Muir Whitehill’s Spanish Romanesque Architecture of the Eleventh Century was published in and it is still the only book in the English language given exclusively to the Romanesque architecture of Spain — though, as its title states, it Cited by: 2.

Romanesque Culture • Romanesque means in the Roman manner, and the term specifically applies to an 11th and 12th century European style. • The word is a reflection of an architectural style prevalent at the time. • The style displayed the solid masonry walls, rounded arches, and masonry vaults characteristic of Imperial Roman Size: 5MB. But if you want to see an unaltered sample of Romanesque architecture in Spain, then your best option is to travel to Frómista in Palencia, where the Church of St. Martin of Tours offers a remarkable opportunity to grasp the aesthetic ideals proposed by the architecture of the XI century. [David McCord, “Walter Muir Whitehill,” Bulletin of Bibliography vol. 30, no 3 (): ] Selected Bibliography: Classification followed by call number. Spanish Romanesque Architecture of the Eleventh Century London: Oxford University Press, Cutter: Cadafalch, L'architecture mozarabe dans les Pyrenees mediter-raneennes; Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Paris, xiv, 5 Walter M. Whitehill, Spanish Romanesque Architecture, The Eleventh Century, London, Oxford University Press, , pp.