Romanesque (11-23)

Romanesque (11-23) - Speyer church Apse side of exterior of...

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Speyer church Apse side of exterior of church -important bc largest Romanesque style church to survive. Kings buried here for years -projecting apse where altar located -“building block” aspect- many arches repeated in apse, on either side, on niche above -celebration of the Roman arch -arcade-blind arcade- dwarf vaulting because see tiny vaults- not support system, but purely ornamental (arcades are) arcade is on top of the apse -inside dwarf vaults: physical space but no doorway out to it- to add dramatic effect to wall of church -Plan of Speier Church- basilican plan: entry into nave leads to projecting apse (side aisle that lead to transept (eight sided dome where transept and nave cross) -in apse it’s a four part arch(two arches make up every bay of vaulting -transverse arches lead down to compound piers (act as support, allows for bigger clerestory) and engaged columns -Clerestory above compound piers- lets in light (which is important for Christian churches- Christianity is the light of the world) Durham Cathedral(England) -unique because Bishop (political and religious leader)- have castle, fortified walls, monastery and cathedral complex (which is in the center) -began building using Romanesque architecture, then switch style to Gothic halfway through
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course ART 151 taught by Professor Verkerk during the Fall '06 term at UNC.

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