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Encyclopedia > Cloisters
Cloister of Saint Trophimus, in Arles, France

A Cloister is part of cathedral's and abbey's architecture. A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or quad in the middle.


Cloisteral life is another name for the life of a monk or nun. Thus, cloister is sometimes used as a synonym for monastery.


See also: The Cloisters, one of the museums of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.




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CLOISTER - LoveToKnow Article on CLOISTER (1396 words)
According to the Benedictine arrangement, which from its suitability to the requirements of monastic life was generally adopted in the West, one side ~of the cloister was formed by the church, the refectory occupying the side opposite to it, that the worshippers might have the least annoyance from the noise or smell of the repasts.
This magnificent cloister consists of four ambulatories as wide and lofty as the nave of a church, erected in 1278 by Giovanni Pisano round a cemetery composed of soil brought from Palestine by Archbishop Lanfranchi in the middle of the 12th century.
The cloister of a religious house was the scene of a large part of the life of the inmates of a monastery.
Cloister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (93 words)
A cloister (from latin claustrum) is a part of cathedral and abbey architecture.
A cloister consists usually of four corridors, with a courtyard or quad in the middle.
Cloisteral life is another name for the life of a monk or nun.
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