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Romanesque style

Romanesque style
An architectural style emerging in Western Europe primarily in the 11th century and lasting until the advent of Gothic architecture in the 12th century; based on Roman and Byzantine elements; found especially in churches and castles; usually characterized by round arches and by massive articulated walls, barrel vaults, groined vaults, ribbed vaults; semicircular arches; served as the basis for the Richardson Romanesque style and occasionally used as a synonym for it.
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The tower was designed in 1532 in a Romanesque style by Rossi and Paleari, artists from Morcote.
The large, seven-story, U-shaped structure with an arched main entryway is suggestive of the North Italian Romanesque style.
Sited in the centre of the prison and consecrated in 1894, this large structure was built not of brick but of smart Portland stone in a French Romanesque style which looks as if it was taken straight from the engravings in Viollet-le-Duc's Dictionnaire.
The grandiose hotel, a stellar example of Romanesque style, was built of the finest quality steel, concrete block, and stone materials available.
It was for his own Congregationalist faith (absorbed into the United Reformed Church), though its Norman/ Romanesque style is more in keeping with the Catholic tradition.
The prevailing account of Romanesque style had assumed a social order that held the individual in a position determined by birth and prescribed by divine ordinance; the medieval sculptor was assumed to be bound by the requirements of a dogmatic theology handed down from above, from which no deviation was permitted.
The buildings are part of the Clergue industrial empire that dates back to the early 19th century and are among the finest examples of the Richardson Romanesque style of architecture in the province.
The red-brick construction and semi-circular bay window facing the track are characteristic of the Richardsonian Romanesque style.
Royce Hall, built in 1929 as one of UCLA's first campus structures, was modeled after Milan's San Ambrogio Church and features two Romanesque style towers.
Incorporated in 1863, the City of Howell is known for its fine architecture including a Richardsonian Romanesque style courthouse that is on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, a Carnegie Library and beautiful homes of many different architectural styles.
He employed the Richardsonian Romanesque style in the Eugene building, featuring asymmetrical placement of a clock tower.