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Title :

Pratum Romanum : Richard Krautheimer zum 100. Geburtstag; Wiesbaden; L. Reichert

The Italian campanile : where did it come from?

Author :
PRIESTER, Ann ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Deals with one type of belltower: those that are square in plan, single, not integrated into the body of the church, and have a location in relation to the church that is non-axial and seems to follow no rules. Observes that independent, square-plan towers used to convoke a congregation with bells first appeared in western Europe in Islamic Spain. Somewhat later, freestanding, square-plan towers used to convoke a congregation made their first appearance in Christian lands in the area of the first Romanesque, the southwestern parts of which (specifically, Catalonia and the Mediterranean Pyrenees) were a frontier between Christian and Islamic culture in Europe. Priester writes that it would be rash to absolutely conclude that the freestanding campanile came from Islamic Spain, however, such influence was possible. She addresses aspects of the history and architecture of medieval Spain to explore the possibility of the minarets of al-Andalus as source for the campanile. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
al-Andalus ; Architecture ; Clocher ; Espagne ; Espagne du Nord ; Influence ; Italie ; Minaret ; Moyen Age ; Musulman (art) ; Roman (art) ;
Descriptors :
al-Andalus ; Architecture ; Bell towers (religious architecture) ; Influence ; Islamic ; Italy ; Medieval ; Minarets ; Romanesque ; Spain ; Spain, Northern ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24997890 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 3882269855 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
GERMANY ;