THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CROSS-IN-SQUARE CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE BYZANTINE PERIOD IN TERMS OF ITS ARCHITECTURAL CONFIGURATION
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- ナイブカコウコウセイ カラ ミタ チュウキ ビザンツ ブンカケン ナイセツ ジュウジガタ キョウカイドウ ケンチク ノ ナリタチ
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The cross-in-square was one of the most common church forms in the middle Byzantine period (9th-12th centuries CE). This paper looks at how the architectural configuration of the cross-in-square developed, focusing on the threedimensional characteristics of all churches within Byzantine territories, unlike previous studies. These churches are classified according to their floor plan; horizontal shape and construction methods of supports; the arrangement of arches; and the support and arch connection methods. Two architectural groups emerge: the centralised church-like configuration, in which the arches are placed on the supports, and the two-direction configuration, where the arches penetrate inner walls.
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Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of AIJ) 82 (737), 1817-1827, 2017
Architectural Institute of Japan