Romanesque Revival

A 19th-century architectural style characterized by a revival of medieval Romanesque features, such as the round arch.

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Romanesque Revival
Revival, Romanesque
neoromaans Dutch
Neorrománico Spanish
recuperación del románico Spanish
neorrománico richardsoniano Spanish

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Refers to the style in European and American architecture dating from the 1820s to the end of the 19th century. Based on the style of the 11th- and 12th-century Romanesque church architecture, it is characterized by semicircular arches, groin and barrel vaults, and the spare use of naturalistic ornament.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021467. The J. Paul Getty Trust.