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Journal TitleArchitectural history
Article TitleAppropriating the past : Romanesque spolia in seventeenth-century Ireland
AuthorMoss, Rachel
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Note(s)The word spolia is a modern art-historical term used to describe the re-use of earlier building material or decorative sculpture on new monuments. ; By the end of the 19th century the Romanesque style had come to be valued as an authentic native Irish architectural style, but in 17th century this had not been the case, and buildings or parts were appropriated for other uses.
Subject(s)17th century ; churches ; high crosses ; historic monuments ; historic buildings ; architectural heritage ; Romanesque
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