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    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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    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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    The Cathedral of St. Paul, designed in 1905 by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, at the time was referred to as “a modern building” (Cathedral of St. Paul, n.d.). It was designed in the Beaux Arts style popularized between 1893-1929, considered a “revival style” and characterized by heavy ornamentation, large features and “heavy masonry”. Roman arches and columns are often used in this style (Architectural Styles.org, n.d.) That style can be seen in the arches, domes, symmetry and lines. One of the…

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    French Romanesque incorporates a classical style with medieval and Roman influence. Gothic sculptures although beautiful portrayed a decline in the traditional style, yet still included some Roman influence such as draped robes on sculptures. I favored French Romanesque style with emphasis given to Gislebertus’ Last Judgment. The Last Judgment sculpture depicts both aspects of the religious culture: heaven, hell, good, and evil. The statue possesses intricate detail of the human figure as well…

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    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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    The buildings of the Italian Cisternians consisted of a central hall for the crowds to gather, side aisles, and apse. With rectilinear forms challenge the French architecture, also with small windows, one example is the magnificent, Basilica of San Francisco, located in Assisi. The fresco painting on the walls was also an important characteristic of this period. Also, its desire to evoke the Franciscan connection with poverty influenced the architecture. Simply but magnificent is the definition…

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    Have you ever seen something so beautiful that gives you chills all over your body? Or feeling safe when little bit of sun can protect us from the evil darkness that lies around us? For example stepping into a church with such great lighting coming through the inside, while the sun hits the windows from the outside. During Gothic period and the Renaissance the stained glass windows was one of the best technique in Gothic Cathedrals. It has the most beautiful and inspiring stained glass windows…

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    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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    Middle Ages The period of history from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, people do not know whether to call it the Dark Ages or the Middle Ages. This period of time should be called the Middle Ages. This period should be known as the Middle Ages because feudalism, a unique and useful form of social organization, was created during this time. Each social class did something and got something in return. According to the illustration by Stanley M. Burstein and Richard Shek, “Peasants worked…

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    The Chartres Cathedral and the Nanna Ziggurat are wonderful representatives for their geographical origins. The Chartres Cathedral, found on page 360 in the textbook, is a masterful example of Gothic architecture. The Nanna Ziggurat, found on page 324 of the textbook, is a simply designed geometric structure, created before complex architecture classifications. Both the Chartres Cathedral and Nanna Ziggurat contrast visually and structurally. While they ostensibly differ, in truth, the Chartres…

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