Medieval architecture


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Medieval architecture

(400–1400)
The architecture of the European Middle Ages where the use of Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic elements spanned a millennium. It was an age of the fortified castle, where bishop’s palaces rivaled cathedrals in splendor and served public and private functions. As the population grew, smaller houses nestled around castle walls, creating medieval towns. As urban land grew more valuable, tall narrow houses with upper stories were common.

Medieval architecture

Architecture of the European Middle Ages, from about the 5th to the 15th centuries. Found, in particular, in the pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, and Gothic styles.
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The sort of thing that makes Americans go weak at the knees, this is one of the most magnificent examples of medieval architecture in western Europe.
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He established the Oscott College Museum to inspire appreciation of medieval architecture, arts and crafts which will be the main resource for the project.
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The results are impressive, especially when the medieval architecture is viewed from the water.
the 10,000 square-foot chapel features Medieval architecture, a 75-foot octagonal dome and 16 customized, stained glass windows of Eucharistic Saints overlooking panoramic desert views.
Vanbrugh's houses are telling, above all, in silhouette, and in this respect it is important that not only was he inspired by medieval architecture but that he lived in a castle--an amazing tall brick house in Blackheath that does not have a single pointed window but yet has a castle-like air.
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