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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In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which the Gothic cathedrals are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
A Gothic cathedral affirms that it was done by us and not done by us.
The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts, and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades.
Docks, hospitals, wharves, a Gothic cathedral, a government house, macadamised streets, give to Hong Kong the appearance of a town in Kent or Surrey transferred by some strange magic to the antipodes.
I have never seen a single Gothic cathedral. I must go to Rome; I must see all the museums; I must study in Paris.
Qalb Lozeh it is believed to have been the source of inspiration for Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in Europe, including Notre-Dame
Civilisations BBC2, 9pm Simon Schama looks at the links between colour and spirituality, beginning in the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Chartres, before moving on to 16th-century Venice, where masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini and Titian contested the assumption that drawing would always be superior to colouring.
The architectural style is modestly reminiscent of the grand Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, thus "the compelling story of color and light begun during the 12th and 13th centuries in Europe continues" to shine brightly in this latter day (17).
Tourists can explore art at the Royal Museum and Rubens House, or experience the Grote Markt and the art and architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, started in 1351.