Romanesque architecture

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Romanesque architecture

(800–1180)
The style that emerged from Roman and Byzantine elements; characterized by massive articulated wall structures and semicircular arches and vaults. It showed an evolution of stone vaulting and of the rib method of construction. It was characterized by heavy masonry construction, sparse ornament, and smooth plain walls with decoration derived from the structure. It also featured thick molded piers, assembled from small stones individually carved to fit.