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Arch Christian Churches

Arch Christian Churches - Early churches 300-600 AD...

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Early churches 300-600 AD Italy (Rome) Arcuated o Round (3 arch entries) Wood rafters with stone or brick (mainly) supporting them Eastern tradition o Byzantine, Constantinople Western tradition o Basilican plan Central aisle (nave) with high ceiling (lots of space) Axial organization (in a line) o Entered it perpendicular to axis (contradictory to Egyptians and Romans of Pompeii) Apse o Culminating semicircle of central aisle (nave) Wood trusses (roof) --> early style (a bit more complicated than traveated) High round openings for windows   Medieval churches 1000-1500 AD Arcuated Enter courtyard before entering church Western tradition France, England, Germany Central aisle (nave) o At least two side aisles Construction begins with underground vault/tomb and church is built around the vaults Two distinct architectural styles during the time period:
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