ATypI 08 St Petersburg
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Starts at 09:30, 17 September 2008,
at Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
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A thousand years ago...
Letterforms in inscriptions from the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries
Saturday 20 September | 09:30 – 10:20 | Session A08 in Palace A
The time between the Carolingian renaissance and the Gothic is sometimes seen as a long-drawn-out period of transition as regards inscriptional letterforms. Romanesque art and architecture are highly varied, so much so indeed that it is difficult to speak of a single style. Romanesque capitals display just as much variety. Despite this, it is possible to discern a stable model that was used throughout most of Europe for at least two hundred years. It is separate from its Roman forerunners and exhibits a range of influences that made themselves felt in Europe after the end of the Roman Empire. Romanesque capitals — a neglected model. Theme: History | 50 minutes