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Encyclopedia > Victorian Gothic

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The Works of Author Adele Kenny (2294 words)
Gothic was known in medieval times as the French Style – an architectural rather than interior style that dominated the Middle Ages from the twelfth century until the fifteenth century Renaissance.
Gothic sculpture was closely linked to Gothic architecture and included statues of the Holy Family and saints that stood in the portals of cathedrals and other church buildings.
Gothic was phased out as the Renaissance took hold, and Classical architecture held sway until the late eighteenth century when “Gothick,” Rococo, and Chinoiserie elements were expressed in romantic, frivolous interpretations that lacked historical accuracy.
Gothic Revival (1465 words)
Gothic architecture was dominant in France and the western half of Europe in the 12th through the middle of the 16th centuries.
In a Gothic cathedral the transverse arches and adjacent piers of the arcade divide the building into bays, the design of which is an architectural unit repeated in each bay.
One of the compartments of a groin or ribbed vault, in the Romanesque period usually of plastered rubble, in the Gothic period of neatly coursed stones.
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