Church of Germigny-les-Pres: Section

Church of Germigny-les-Pres: Section
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Other title: Germigny-des-Pres (Church : Germigny-des-Pres, France)
Date: c. 799-818; 1867-1876 (restored)
Current location: Germigny-des-Pres, Loiret, Centre, France
Description of work: It was designed as a Byzantine quincunx, but with all the apses taking the horseshoe shape favored by Islamic architects. The horseshoe shape, which also appears in the supporting arches of Germigny-les-Pres, may be traced to its Islamic sources through the fonder of the church….Although the eccentric design of Germigny-les-Pres is often viewed as anomalous, it was no more so than most of the important early medieval structures, which were one-of-a-kind inventions. (Trachtenberg, Marvin. Architecture, From Prehistory to Postmodernity. 2nd Ed. Prentice-Hall Inc. 2002. pg 188)
Work type: Architecture and Landscape
Style of work: Medieval: Early Medieval: Carolingian
Culture: French
Materials/Techniques: masonry
Source: Porter, Arthur. Medieval Architecture: its Origins and Development, with lists of monuments and bibliographies. 2 vols. New York: Baker and Taylor Company, 1909. (Vol. 1 Ill. 89)
Resource type: image
File format: JPG
Image size: 2250 x 2281 pixels
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Collection: Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures
Filename: WB2006-838 Church of Germigny les Pres Section.jpg
Record ID: WB2006-838
Sub collection: churches