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.
Most of these funds are to be used to restore the 850-year-old French Gothic architecture, according to the Archdiocese.
In the 15th century, masons at other French churches were still being sent to Notre-Dame to see one of the canonical study points for gothic architecture.
It was converted back into a mosque in 1192 AD, but retained its Gothic architecture.
Amiens Cathedral NOTRE-DAME d'Amiens - or Amiens Cathedral - in the Somme region is particularly noteworthy as it is one of the largest examples of classic French Gothic architecture. UNESCO calls it one of the most complete 13th century Gothic churches you can find.
And yet that's who she is, the virgin mother, queen, Mediatrix of all graces, to Parisians and the rest of the French people as well as the millions of other nationalities, including atheists, who have been to the cathedral - 13 million visitors a year - and awed by the majesty of its Gothic architecture and the priceless beauty of its sacred relics.
The expert on medieval art and gothic architecture is now at Columbia University in New York.
Any visitor, whether religious or not, felt a sense of awe when entering this iconic church which is the best example of Gothic architecture anywhere in the world.
The pediment above this arch has a rose window, which is typical of Gothic architecture.
Finally, no Gothic architecture is complete without gargoyles and intricate stained glass!