History of Mediaeval Art

History of Mediaeval Art

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...horizontal ceilings supported upon piers, all of the greatest possible simplicity. Similar features are displayed in the Church of S. Adrian in Tuflon in Asturias Fig. 225), the age of which is less certainly known. The plan was generally a simple rectangle, without apses, the three aisles of the early Christian basilica being at times exchanged for the cruciform arrangement of Byzantine edifices. If the identification of certain remains in Asturias, Galicia, and Leon by Spanish archaeologists may be trusted, it would appear that some attempts to develop a more independent style, especially in the decorative details, were made under the energetic kings Ramiro L, A.D. 843 to 850, and Alfonso III., A.D. 866 to 910. Among the memorials of these rulers may be mentioned the Church of S. Miguel of Linio in Asturias, of Byzantine cruciform plan, with barrel-vaults, the columns of which are provided with bases of barbarous design, and display no trace of the Corinthian forms; also the Ermita de S. Cristina of Lena in Asturias Fig. 226), the appearance of which has, however, been much altered by the introduction of a timbered ceiling in place of the original barrel-vault. A somewhat higher development is noticeable in S. Pedro at Nave in Leon, where the barrel-vaults are of unequal height, and are placed in the direction of the transept, --Fig. 226.--Plan and Interior of S. Cristina in Lena. Fig. 227.--Facade and Longitudinal Section of S. Maria of Naranco. the capitals of the columns, partly projecting, partly treated as imposts, being without Corinthian reminiscences. The most important architectural monument of the kingdom of Asturias during the ninth and tenth centuries is S. Maria of Naranco, which Spanish antiquaries have designated as the palace of..show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652392X
  • 9781236523921