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    To the modern day reader, the term “Gothic” can often be confused with a certain genre of style involving men and women who wear baggy clothes, black eyeliner and lip-stick and spike their hair and has very little to do with the architecture that was predominantly used from the twelfth to the sixteenth century. In fact the term “Gothic” was coined by Renaissance Italians as a derogatory term referring to the Goths or Visigoths who were vanquished by Clovis in the sixth century and left no monumental

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    Known for its pointed arches, flying buttresses, and detailed tracery, Gothic architecture emerged in 12th-century northern France, and the style continued into the 16th century . Gothic architecture was called, Opus Francigenum ("French work"), during the time. The term Gothic, first appearing during the late part of the Renaissance period. Gothic Architecture is wonderful on its own, how detailed, and ornate a concrete building can be finished with colorful stained-glass windows. The famous architects

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    Daniela Benguria ARCH TEUSDAY 5:40-8:00 Final French and German Gothic Architecture Gothic style architecture originated in France during the late medieval period, from 1140-1400. French and German Gothic Architecture share structural similarities. The German gothic style was developed from the French, taking ideas like the importance of height, and following the French formula for designing the east end and west front of their structures. However, the Germans developed unique distinctions like

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    The results of Gothic architecture in York In the 12th century architecture saw the progression from Romanesque architecture to the Gothic era, which saw the forthcoming of the prodigious cathedrals that were to become the architectural symbol of the middle ages. This was during a time of high aspirations. As well structural developments Gothic architecture is also associated with a change in thinking and social attitudes that are represented in numerous ways, essentially appealing to emotions

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    The Development of Gothic Architecture in England The perceived English gothic periods were slightly different from those of France. The Early English gothic (approximately from 1175 to 1265) corresponded to the High gothic period in France. By 1300 the gothic style had become fully assimilated into Britain. “The next phase of development is known as ‘Decorated’” (Pragnell 2007 pg. 48) where there was much more ornamentation. The Decorative English period (1250 to 1370) used vaulting with elaborate

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    The term Gothic comes from Giorgio Vaasari, he used the term to ridicule the medieval art and architecture. Putting the art aside, the architecture of the period was quite awesome, cathedrals stand today as a testament to this. The Gothic style was birthed in France as the Romanesque style evolved. The Saint-Denis was the first Gothic cathedral; it was designed Abbot Suger in 1144. Gothic Cathedrals were marvels in their time as they towered above the cities, they frequently reached over 150 meters

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    Architecture can be considered a piece of art. Buildings are the primary sources of civilisation. Evidence of Building activity wherever people have lived. It is an expensive to build such fine buildings, so you needed the backing of wealth and power. The buildings of less money to build did not last as long as the more expensive ones. Unlike art architecture has to look well as well as being practical. The art of building in stone had to be lerant from scratch. In gyptian and other ancient civilisations

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    1. Q: Who started the trend of medieval gothic architecture; who invented this and what inspired them to create this type? A: Abbot Suger created Medieval gothic architecture. He was inspired by the Christians and their need for churches. This new perspective looked at God as light and wanted the churches to not be dark any longer (The Art,1). The gothic medieval architecture also wanted to display a church as more organic and welcoming. This style also was representative of a balance between the

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    Gothic Architecture Style

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    Introduction The Gothic revival and Italianate are two architectural style which both appear in Europe first and spread to south Australian during the early colonial and Victorian era. The gothic revival style was point out by the emergence Gothic Revival movement happened in England at 19th century, and then the popularity of this kind of style rise rapidly. The basic theory of this style is associated with the philosophical movements. It aimed to re-awake the sense of high church and against

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    1 INTRODUCTION Originating in France, which had an even greater impact on English architecture than in previous centuries, the Gothic style is an era of European architecture and art, starting 1140 and lasting until the mid-16th century. It is the epoch between Romanesque and Renaissance and heavily makes use of imagery as well as allegory. In architecture, the Early, High and Late Gothic periods are distinguished. Depending on surroundings and time, these periods have developed differently. Vast

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