Unformatted text preview: because God wanted it that way. God was on his side. Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, French Pyrenees 1001-26 -5,000 ft above sea level. -The church had fallen into chaos and needed to be rebuilt. -The inside is more important. -Main support are simple cylinders. -Very very large round arches. -Barrel vault! -Early experimental building. -The building looks top heavy. -Key note: o This is a very important first step in creating a new architectural form which is the barrel vault. o It shows us that in the first days of Romanesque, people had to build them in secret spots due to security. -The Gold Statue o Had powers to cure people of disease or health issues. o Made of solid gold, 3ft high. o Inside it is the skull and head bone of some little girl that was killed by the Romans. o She afforded a lot of powers. Nave, Abbey Church, Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, Poitou, France 1100 -70 ft from the floor to the ceiling....
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- Fall '09
- Bayeux Tapestry, Norman conquest of England, Normans, Battle of Hastings, Barrel vault, old Westminister Palace