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  2. English Gothic architecture - Wikipedia

    Country. Kingdom of England. English Gothic is an architectural style that flourished from the late 12th until the mid-17th century. [1] [2] The style was most prominently used in the construction of cathedrals and churches. Gothic architecture's defining features are pointed arches, rib vaults, buttresses, and extensive use of stained glass.

  3. American Gothic Architecture: 10 Beautiful Buildings to See

    Here are the 10 Beautiful American Gothic Architecture Buildings to see. 1. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Photo by Carolina Nitichin. Unsplash. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a Neo- Gothic church designed by the architect, James Renwick Junior. This cathedral is located at 5th Avenue and 50th Street, Manhattan, New York City.

  4. Gothic Style: What Ideas Transformed Architecture? - ThoughtCo

    The Gothic architecture style found in churches, synagogues, and cathedrals built between approximately 1100 to 1450 CE, stirred the imagination of painters, poets, and religious thinkers in Europe and Great Britain. From the remarkable great abbey of Saint-Denis in France to the Altneuschul ("Old-New") Synagogue in Prague, Gothic churches were ...

  5. Famous Gothic Architecture. 1. Chartres Cathedral. Chartres Cathedral is said to be one of the most famous pieces of gothic architecture from the 12th and 13th century in Europe. The cathedral was built by the Roman Catholic Church to officially serve as the seat of the Bishop of Chartres. The Chartres Cathedral sits in Chartres, which is just ...

  6. Gothic Art | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

    Gothic architecture is the result of an engineering challenge: how to span in stone ever-wider surfaces from ever-greater heights? While most early medieval churches were covered with timber ceilings, many Romanesque buildings have either stone barrel vaults (i.e., semi-circular) or groin vaults (i.e., bays of barrel vaults crossing at a right ...


    For the visual arts, see Gothic art. Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished in Europe during the High and Late middle ages. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Originat-ing in 12th-century France and lasting into the 16th century, Gothic architecture was known during the

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