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Gothic Architecture. <br>Hi Karl,<br> <br> When did "Gothic Architecture" begin; and when did it

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Hi, I am history student; I need some details about Gothic Architecture, could you tell me how I can recognize Gothic Architecture. I need answer thanks.

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  1. kate

     One of the most beautiful architectural designs used in churches is the Gothic style. Intended to raise the spirit towards God, it is built in a vertical style that uplifts the eye and the soul. This style was a celebration of the Catholic Church's triumph over paganism and a declaration of the supremacy of the Catholic religion. Look at the outside of a Gothic Cathedral. One of the unique things that you will notice is the prevalence of gargoyles surrounding the building. The utilitarian reason for these monstrous sculptures is quite basic; they are waterspouts. As for the frightening appearance of these creatures, the most common conclusion is that they were created to symbolically keep evil spirits away. The Gothic churches were made entirely of stone, whereas churches in the former eras used wood for the roofs, which made them susceptible to fire. Gaze upward in the interior of the church. The vertical thrust towards a pointed apex is not only spiritual in origin, but it has a structural function as well in connection with the ribbed vaults. IN Gothic Architecture abundance of Romanesque décor used. Sculptures, paintings and ornate stained-glass windows are notable traits of this type of architecture. The windows are large and the paintings depict scenes from both the Old and New Testament.

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