Lecture 3 - Romanesque Architecture I. Resistance a. To...

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Romanesque Architecture I. Resistance a. To architectural change b. Conservatisms i. People didn’t want to join the new movement c. 1000 CE – people believed world would end (Jesus returns) d. No overriding or dominant culture II. Abbey Church of St. Philibert a. Tournus France b. 1000 CE c. Lots of churches went up after world didn’t end in 1000 CE d. Monks of St. Philibert i. Dreadful history ii. Philibert died in 8 th century 1. Buried him in town pillaged by Vikings 2. Moved body to second church a. Pillaged again by Vikings 3. Moved to Tournus e. Façade i. Entrance 1. Post and lintel, but also arch ii. Vertical emphasis iii. Decorative Stones iv. Fortress-like v. Facing the town w/ one single face vi. Rhythmic f. Beginning of Romanesque architecture g. Inside i. Vaulted 1. Groin vaults 2. Between each groin vault = another arch transverse arch a. Timid of whether groin vaults could hold it up ii. Windows – significant light 1. Thick wall 2. Large wall buttresses a. Part of wall h. Builders i. Hghly ambitious i. Plan i. Large narthex behind Nave ii. Pilgrimage roads – churches funded by pilgrims to Jerusalem (led to Crusades) or to Rome or to Northern Spain 1. Road where pilgrims passed through iii. Pilgrims camped in large Narthex 1. Cook in there
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HAA 0040 taught by Professor Franktoker during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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Lecture 3 - Romanesque Architecture I. Resistance a. To...

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