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    DescriptionThe early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding the traditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, and clearly how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, the richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughly investigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancient sources, providing a fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.

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    Early Medieval Architecture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Stalley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192842237
    ISBN 10: 0192842234

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, AM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, ARC005000, ART015030
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: ACK, 1D
    DC21: 723
    DC22: 723
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: NA5453.S73
    Libri: B-044
    Thema V1.0: AM, AGA, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    numerous colour and halftone illustrations, line drawings, 2 maps
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford Paperbacks
    Publication date
    02 December 1999
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    Author Information
    Roger Stalley is Professor of the History of Art at Trinity College, Dublin. His previous books include Architecture and Sculpture in Ireland 1150-1350 (1971), The Cistercian Monasteries of Ireland (1987), Irish High Crosses (1991), and Ireland and Europe in the Middle Ages (1993). He has published over fifty articles on various aspects of medieval sculpture and architecture. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and an Honorary member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.
    Review quote
    "In his enjoyable book, Stalley examines architecture in western Europe, from the legalization of Christianity in 313 CE to the period around 1200, when patrons began to prefer the Gothic style.... Each chapter is well illustrated and clearly written, and the book ends with a concise section of endnotes, a useful bibliographic essay, and a well-designed time line incorporating religious and historical event as well as architectural chronology."--CHOICE"This is a book that is well-conceived, cogently organized and lucidy written."--Professor Stephen Murray, Columbia University
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. The Christian basilica ; 2. The Carolingian renaissance ; 3. Symbolic buildings ; 4. Architecture and pilgrimage ; 5. Architecture and monasticism ; 6. Diversity in the Romanesque era ; 7. The language of architecture ; 8. Secular architecture in the age of feudalism ; 9. Art and engineering ; 10. Patron and Builder ; Epilogue: the shadow of Rome ; Notes; List of Illustrations; Bibliographic Essay; Timeline; Index