Origin of Romanesque
Examples from the Web for romanesque
The Romanesque school of the Rhine had derived the feature from the early chapels of Rome.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
The form of the crypt is that of a perfect Romanesque basilica, a nave and two aisles terminating a three-lobed apse.The Cathedrals of Northern Spain|Charles Rudy
One would say that it were conscious of the vicinity of the heavy Romanesque pillars.Notre-Dame de Paris|Victor Hugo
It has a parish church, a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, with a handsome tower.
The ogive is, perhaps, very ancient; and authors dispute as to the anteriority of the Romanesque to the Gothic.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
Word Origin for Romanesque
1715, originally "descended from Latin" (cf. romance), later "architectural style in Europe between Roman and Gothic periods" (1819), from Roman, influenced by French romanesque, from Late Latin Romanice "in Vulgar Latin" (see romance (n.)).
A style of architecture and art common in Europe between the ninth and twelfth centuries. It combined elements of the architecture typical of the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. The arches on Romanesque buildings are usually semicircular rather than pointed as in Gothic architecture.