History of Art and Architecture

HAA 1240 Romans after Rome

Romanesque architecture, evolving from the building practices of about A.D. 800 In the Carolingian empire, marks the coming of age of European culture in the post-antique era. Most of what survives was ecclesiastical in purpose and consists predominantly of monastery churches and their claustral structures. This course will treat both formal and functional issues in the development of the Romanesque tradition and will emphasize the mature period, 1050-1140.