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  2. Gothic architecture - Wikipedia

    Gothic architecture is an architectural style that was prevalent in Europe from the late 12th to the 16th century, during the High and Late Middle Ages, surviving into the 17th and 18th centuries in some areas. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture.

  3. Gothic architecture | Characteristics, Examples, & Facts

    Gothic architecture, architectural style in Europe that lasted from the mid-12th century to the 16th century, particularly a style of masonry building characterized by cavernous spaces with the expanse of walls broken up by overlaid tracery. Learn more about Gothic architecture, its characteristics, and its history.

  4. What is Gothic Architecture? - The Spruce

    Well-known for its pointed arches, flying buttresses, and large, stained glass windows, Gothic architecture is a European architectural type that originated in the mid-12th century and remained popular until the 16th century. Often employed for churches, cathedrals, and other massive stone buildings, Gothic architecture became extremely popular ...

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  5. Gothic Architecture: Key Elements of the Style - Invaluable

    Gothic architecture is a European style of masonry that values height, intricacy, sizable windows, and exaggerated arches. In the 12th century, advancements in engineering allowed for increasingly colossal buildings, and the style’s signature vaulting, buttresses, and pointed building tops paved way for taller structures that still retained natural light.

  6. Gothic architecture, a pan-European style, came about between the mid 12th century and the 16th century and is characterized mainly by masonry building style that uses cavernous spaces and walls broken by overlaid tracery. The Gothic style and architecture are rooted in French architecture, but you can also find it in Europe and other ...

  7. Notre-Dame de Paris | History, Style, Fire, & Facts | Britannica

    Notre-Dame de Paris, cathedral church in Paris. The most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, it is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. A fire in 2019 destroyed most of the cathedral’s roof and the entire 19th-century spire.

  8. Gothic Revival architecture - Wikipedia

    Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that after a gradual build-up beginning in the second half of the 17th century became a widespread movement in the first half of the 19th century, mostly in England.

  9. Architecture of cathedrals and great churches - Wikipedia

    The architecture of cathedrals and great churches is characterised by the buildings' large scale and follows one of several branching traditions of form, function and style that derive ultimately from the Early Christian architectural traditions established in Late Antiquity during the Christianisation of the Roman Empire .

  10. List of Gothic architecture - Wikipedia

    This is a list of buildings which are examples of Gothic architecture, either their totality or portions thereof; examples of Gothic Revival architecture have been excluded. This list is separated into regions relating to the borders and dominant powers during the period of when these buildings were constructed (as opposed to modern ones ...

  11. The balance of economic power slowly began to shift from the region of the eastern Mediterranean to western Europe. The Gothic style developed in art and architecture. Towns began to flourish, travel and communication became faster, safer, and easier, and merchant classes began to develop.