Gothic architecture in America

Gothic architecture in America

The Gothic Revival style is part of the mid-19th century picturesque and romantic movement in architecture, reflecting the public s taste for buildings inspired by medieval design. This was a real departure from the previously popular styles that drew…

Notre Dame Gothic architecture

Notre Dame Gothic architecture

Flying buttresses at Notre Dame Cathedral, giving masonry support to the walls of the nave. Medieval art at its finest. Notre Dame Cathedral seen from the east. Notice the flying buttresses circling and supporting the apse. Terminology For a guide, see:…

Gothic Architectural Features

Gothic Architectural Features

Gothic Architecture Of all the buildings associated with the Middle Ages, few conjure up more admiration now than the Gothic cathedral. And yet it was not always so. In fact the description “Gothic”** was coined during the Renaissance as a derogatory…

Gothic architecture Characteristics

Gothic architecture Characteristics

Gothic Sculptures Early Gothic Sculpture As in the Romanesque period, the best Gothic sculptors were employed on architectural decoration. The most important examples of stone sculpture to survive are on portals, as in the church of Saint-Denis whose…

Gothic architecture house

Gothic architecture house

Gothic Revival PERIOD OF POPULARITY: Roughly 1840’s – 1860s. Western U.S. through 1890s. Churches nationwide through 1940. IDENTIFYING FEATURES: Steeply pitched roof, cross-gabled, decorated vergeboards, pointed-arch windows, sometimes stained glass…

Perpendicular Gothic architecture

Perpendicular Gothic architecture

Perpendicular cathedral As its name suggests, the chief characteristic of Perpendicular architecture is the emphasis on strong vertical lines, seen most markedly in window tracery and wall panelling. Roof vaulting became elaborate and ornate, with a multitude…

Examples of Gothic architecture

Examples of Gothic architecture

During the high and late medieval period, a building style characterized by the use of pointed arch, flying buttress and ribbed vault became popular in the construction of abbeys, cathedrals and churches in Europe. Gothic architecture originated in 12th-century…

Victorian Gothic architecture

Victorian Gothic architecture

The Late Victorian Period covers the later half of the 19th century, for a portion of the true reign of Britain s Queen Victoria (1837-1901) for which this era is named. This was the time period in American architecture known for intricate and highly…

Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival architecture

Between 1855 and 1885, John Ruskin and other critics and philosophers stirred interest in recreating a more authentic Gothic architecture, like buildings from centuries before. The 19th century buildings, called High Gothic Revival , High Victorian Gothic…

Late Gothic architecture

Late Gothic architecture

Reading: Architecture, pp. 232-249 Suggested: Norberg-Schulz, Chap. 6; Erwin Panofsky, Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism (on reserve) This first look at Gothic architecture will concentrate on its development as a technical system.EARLY AND HIGH GOTHIC…

Famous Gothic architecture

Famous Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture developed in the mid-12th century France from where it spread to other parts of Western Europe and became the predominant architectural style by the end of the Middle Ages. It succeeded the so-called Romanesque architecture from which…

Carpenter Gothic architecture

Carpenter Gothic architecture

The Old House Web The gable end of this Carpenter Gothic house in central Maine features fancy scroll work and unusual second floor windows the replicate cathedral features. Note how the board and batten siding gives a strong vertical element to the house…

Gothic architecture time Period

Gothic architecture time Period

Stonehenge Columns in Prehistoric Britain. Photo by Archive Photos/Archive Photos/Getty Images (cropped) Updated . How did the world s great buildings evolve? Let s trace the history of architecture in the Western world, beginning with the first known…

Roman Gothic architecture

Roman Gothic architecture

In the Catecheses of the past few weeks I have presented several aspects of medieval theology. The Christian faith, however, deeply rooted in the men and women of those centuries, did not only give rise to masterpieces of theological literature, thought…

Describe Gothic architecture

Describe Gothic architecture

Citation: C N Trueman Gothic Church Architecture historylearningsite.co.uk. The History Learning Site, 5 Mar 2015. 17 Dec 2015. Gothic church architecture in Medieval England developed from Norman architecture. ‘Gothic architecture’ is the term used…

Germany Gothic architecture

Germany Gothic architecture

Flying buttresses and spires of Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Choir and apse of Cologne Cathedral. One of the most beautiful examples of German Medieval Art (800-1250). Notice the soaring verticality of the Rayonnant Gothic style. Architect Terminology…

Gothic architecture History

Gothic architecture History

Facts and interesting information about Medieval Art, specifically History of Gothic Architecture, during the Middle Ages History of Gothic Architecture History - Definition Gothic Architecture is a style of architecture developed between the Romanesque…

Features of Gothic architecture

Features of Gothic architecture

1. Grand, Tall Designs, Which Swept Upwards With Height and Grandeur The magnificent gothic exterior of York Minster in the UK. Credit: CC-BY-2.0 In the times before gothic architecture, Early Medieval architects struggled to spread the weight of heavy…