Gothic architecture

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Noun1.Gothic architecture - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuriesGothic architecture - a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture, perpendicular style, perpendicular - a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
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Sleary himself, a stout modern statue with a money-box at its elbow, in an ecclesiastical niche of early Gothic architecture, took the money.
He seemed to live for nothing but his religion; but there were some who said (notably the blacksmith, who was a Presbyterian) that it was a love of Gothic architecture rather than of God, and that his haunting of the church like a ghost was only another and purer turn of the almost morbid thirst for beauty which sent his brother raging after women and wine.
Despite its chilling atmosphere, by day Highgate Cemetery showcases some of Britain's most spectacular Gothic architecture, and offers fascinating guided tours.
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WROCLAW Municipal Stadium Wroclaw, 40,000 Wroclaw, noted for its Gothic architecture, is a thriving commercial centre built on 12 islands all connected by a web of 112 bridges.
Tintern, dominated by the soaring ruins of its medieval abbey, an outstanding example of Gothic architecture, has attracted poets and artists for centuries.
From the start, this effort was about more than keeping a striking piece of Gothic architecture from disappearing.
The 18th century hall, said to be one of only a few remaining examples of Georgian Gothic architecture in England, had been left to crumble at times in the past and three of its main buildings are in varying states of disrepair.
EXHIBITION / Gargoyles and Shadows: Gothic Architecture and 19th-century Photography
Likewise, the book's discussion of Gothic architecture and its connection to current iterations of a Gothic aesthetic would have profited from some attention to Exuviae: A Fragmentary Grammar of Gothic, by the erudite Goth and architectural scholar James Rattue.
This masterpiece of Gothic architecture was built in the 15th century to house the poor.
Some believe Gothic architecture never really died out but hid in nooks and crannies or even in whole installations of Gothic Revival, while purists maintain that only Gothic is Gothic.