Byzantine Revival

Refers mainly to the style in architecture and decorative arts in Europe and the United States during the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Influenced by publications on Byzantine architecture, it is characterized by the round arches, barrel vaults, densely carved foilage, and mosaic decoration typical of that architecture.

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Byzantine Revival
Neo-Byzantine
Revival, Byzantine
Neobyzantijnse stijl Dutch
Neobizantino Spanish

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Refers mainly to the style in architecture and decorative arts in Europe and the United States during the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Influenced by publications on Byzantine architecture, it is characterized by the round arches, barrel vaults, densely carved foilage, and mosaic decoration typical of that architecture.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021446. The J. Paul Getty Trust.