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
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Resources
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 Amazon.com

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 Amazon.com

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