Fontenay Abbey
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Location Burgundy, France   map
Date 1139   timeline
Building Type monastery
 Construction System stone bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Style Romanesque
Notes wraps around cloister






Plan Drawing

Section Drawing

Sources on Fontenay Abbey

Francis D. K. Ching. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979. ISBN 0-442-21535-5. LC 79-18045. NA2760.C46. plan, p173. — A nice graphic introduction to architectural ideas. Updated 1996 edition available at

Kenneth John Conant. Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture 800 to 1200. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1959. interior photo showing nave, plate 80.

Henri Stierlin. Comprendre l'Architecture Universelle 1. Paris: Office du Livre S.A. Fribourg (Suisse), 1977. transverse section drawing, p154. plan drawing, p154.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Fontenay Abbey


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