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  • Questions On Gothic Architecture

    light to reflect a symbol of god inside the cathedral. The more he used light, the more he “hoped for people to be closer to god”. 2) How did this style of architecture come to be called “Gothic”? The name behind “Gothic Architecture” originated from critics that saw Abbot’s “modern” title possibly less interesting. Instead, critics named the architecture “Gothic”, which was referred from barbarians who were addressed as goths. Therefore, Gothic stood out for a title behind the architecture. 3) List at least three innovations or techniques of Gothic cathedrals that were not used in Romanesque or earlier buildings. The main innovations of gothic cathedrals that many Romanesque or earlier buildings are the styles of pointed arches, flying buttress, and…

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  • What Are Gothic Cathedrals

    of ancient Greece and Rome, was the Gothic cathedrals these “stone bibles” were so elaborate that construction literally took ages.Builders used pointed arcs and to increase the reality and illusion of height, cathedral exterior had carved Biblical tales.The Romanesque style made way for the Gothic style and in most are the two merged into one style. French architects during the thirteenth century developed the pointed arch, piers and the flying buttress which is a support or brace that…

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  • Compare And Contrast Gothic And Romanesque

    of the Romanesque church derived from the earlier churches that were inspired by the early Christian basilicas, similar to the Carolingian churches. There were several key structural advances and changes in the form made by the Romanesque builders. As Alison Lee Palmer (2009) stated in her book; the Gothic style originated in the area around Paris called Ile-de-France, during the middle of the twelfth century, which also coincided with the growth of the French monarchy and lasted until the…

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  • How Did Romanesque Architecture Emerge

    Romanesque Architecture How and why did Romanesque Architecture emerge? Why did it evolve in style? Give specific examples (two to three buildings) to illustrate the development of the Romanesque architecture during the Medieval period. Introduction (Central idea, thesis statement) This essay aims to investigate how and why the Romanesque Architecture came about and its transformation in style during the medieval period. By using examples such as the Durham cathedral in Britain, and the The…

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  • Similarities Between Romane And Gothic Architecture

    architecture, as the pointed arches are the style’s defining characteristic, as opposed to round arches in Romanesque architecture buildings. There are many similarities between Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Many churches inherited the basic design from Romanesque architecture. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture) They had many similar characteristics such as the cruciform plan with the nave longer than the other three arms, the use of the basilica form and arcades separating…

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  • Albrecht Dürer Analysis

    Image Analysis “And then I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud,” an engraving etched by Albrecht Dürer in 1498, depicts an angel, covered in a cloud, descending from the heavens, with one pillar-like foot on the land and one on the sea. The angel is almost comically shoving a scroll into the mouth of a man sitting on shore. Behind the angel in the ocean, there is a sea monster, two geese, and a few boats. The angel has one hand on the book and one pointing…

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  • Sacred Geometry In Cathedrals

    These cathedrals seem to be reaching for the heavens as a contrast to more traditional english cathedrals which showcase length over height (Ramzy 146). These magnificent structures began to arise in France around the 12th century and continued to grow in popularity until the 16th century (Prina 1). A highly recognizable feature of gothic cathedrals are the use of flying buttresses - exterior structural support with connecting arches. Gothic Cathedral architecture was used to connect the…

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  • Saint Patrick's Gothic Style Essay

    One building that was interesting that imitated the neo-gothic style over the many years I lived in Lowell was Saint Patrick’s church in Lowell, Massachusetts. The local church had a historical tie to the city's Irish American population to support the Irish workmen who had moved to Lowell and who are also the ones that worked on the Pawtucket and Merrimack Canals. The current stone structure dates to 1853 and the Saint Patrick's church used to be in a wooden design but a fire in 1904 caused…

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  • Summary: The Cathedral Of Santa Maria Annunziata

    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata is the most important Catholic place of worship in the city of Otranto. The cathedral, built on the ruins of a village, a Roman domus, and an Early Christian temple, was founded in 1068 by the Norman bishop William. It is a synthesis of different architectural styles including Byzantine, Christian, and Romanesque. It was consecrated on 1 August 1088 during the reign of Pope Urban II from the papal legate Roffredo, archbishop of Benevento. In August 1480,…

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  • Northern Renaissance Art Analysis

    This painting is composed of three panels picturing different scenes of the New Testament: The Annunciation, The Adoration of Shepherds and the Flight into Egypt. The left and central panels depict the subjects in what seems to be a Gothic Temple. This is not a surprising characteristic due to the tradition in Northern Renaissance paintings illustrate characters from the Bible in a contemporary earthly environment that is known by the artist. This can be perceived in the scenery he set the…

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