Lombardic architecture. Its origin, development and derivatives. Translated by G. McN. Rushforth.
London, Heinemann 1910.
Folio. 2 vols. x + (2) + 250pp ; (4) + 368pp ; containing in all 800 text ills. Publisher’s cloth, a bit worn and rubbed, and with an old mark in the centre of the back cover of the second volume (but a good copy internally).
This English-language version of the Italian scholar G.T. Rivoira’s book on the Romanesque architecture of early mediaeval Europe is in fact superior to the earlier Italian edition, for Rivoira did a good deal of revision to his original text and the illustrations are also much better. It sets out Rivoira’s theory that Romanesque architecture developed from roots in Lombardy, the first volume dealing with buildings in Lombardy, Ravenna and Italy generally, and the second volume with buildings in Burgundy, Normandy, England and Germany.