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The Gothic architecture of medieval Europe

Replaced the Romanesque artistic style that prevailed in Western Europe until the twelfth century, came a more Mature form of art – Gothic. Having an Italian origin of the style name was translated as “something barbarous, unusual”.

Gothic architecture has its own specific characteristics, which can be summed up in three words: city, carnival, chivalry. Rising cathedrals ended in narrow streets, the wide Windows there was blue glass and drapery. The main colors of this style are blue, yellow and red. The Gothic Lancet inherent in the lines, arches, formed of two intersecting arches and ribbed duplicate lines. In terms of all the buildings acquired a rectangular shape. They were decorated turning into pillars supporting pointed arches. Stone steel frame design, delicate, as if they specially emphasized the skeleton of the structure. Continue reading

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