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Focusing on Romanesque architecture, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of this style. Part of an accessibly written and generously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features Romanesque architecture's most important architects and buildings, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings and plans. Seen throughout the European continent, medieval Romanesque buildings are recognized for their strength and stylistic simplicity. Arranged chronologically, this guide features dozens of familiar and lesser-known examples, including St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Durham Cathedral in England, and Mont Saint Michel in Normandy. A lively and accessible text, relating historical background and information on building materials and techniques, makes this a portable, affordable, and attractive guide to the best of Romanesque architecture.