Anglo-Norman

Period and style associated with the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066 and the spread of the Old French Anglo-Norman dialect and Norman tastes through the English, Welsh, and Irish aristocracy.

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8535
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Anglo-Norman
Anglo-Normandisch Dutch
Anglo-normando Spanish

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Refers to the period and style associated with the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066 and the spread of the Old French Anglo-Norman dialect and Norman tastes through the English, Welsh, and Irish aristocracy. The period produced a large body of Anglo-Norman literature and an artistic style characterized in sculpture, painting, illumination, and textiles by elegance and refinement, and in architecture by grand scale, ribbed vaults covering huge spaces through a double-X design, sturdiness, dramatic lighting, and ornamentation that included chevrons, diaper pattern, and billet-molding.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021006. The J. Paul Getty Trust.