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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Early Victorian Architecture: Overview
Savannah was the architectural center of the state, and the city's rich merchants and businessmen invested their cotton wealth in new residences and commercial buildings of a slightly altered Greek revival style changed to suit narrow city lots.
Decorative Gothic motifs had been added to the state capitol in Milledgeville during the late 1820s, but that did not reflect any widespread use of the pointed arches, asymmetrical ground plans, crenelations, buttresses, steeply pitched roofs and gables, and trellised verandas that were the main characteristics of the style in the 1850s.
Revival style exhibited arches in various forms, a strong monochromatic feel with the use of red brick and terra-cotta, horizontal lines, rusticated stone basements or first floor levels, and various foliate or classical decorative features applied in a restrained fashion.
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 The Works of Author Adele Kenny
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.
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 Brief Account of Gothic Architecture and Revival
The decline of Gothic architecture in England was due to the belated influence of the Italian Renaissance in the early seventeenth century.
Expression of the Gothic Revival in church architecture was thus largely postponed until the great urban expansion of the nineteenth century.
Champions of the "Christian" Gothic style condemned this as being "pagan." The survival of historic Westminster Hall whose 1406 hammerbeam ceiling spanned the 221 by 75-foot chamber probably prompted the adoption of Gothic.
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 Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gothic Revival borrowed decorative elements from Churches and town halls that were built in Europe between 1100 and 1500.
Gothic Revival structures were built of stone and brick with lots of wooden trim, or they could be frame with clapboard siding and lots of wooden decorative trim.
Gothic Revival buildings combined verticality, the use of fretcut wooden trimwork and rambling building designs to create some of the most picturesque buildings constructed in the decades surrounding the Civil War.
www.huntingtoncounty.org /architecture/gothic.htm   (414 words)

 AllRefer.com - Gothic revival (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
Gothic revival, term designating a return to the building styles of the Middle Ages.
Although the Gothic revival was practiced throughout Europe, it attained its greatest importance in the United States and England.
He amplified his ideas in The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (1841), propounding that not only must Gothic detail be authentic but that the contemporary architect should achieve the structural clarity and high level of craftsmanship that were found in the Middle Ages by using the methods of medieval builders.
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 Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Gothic Revival was popular in Indiana domestic architecture from the 1840s through the 1860s, and in ecclesiastical architecture from the 1840s well into the twentieth century.
Architecture as well responded to the romantic sentiments of the mid-nineteenth century, and Gothic forms based on models from the twelfth through fifteenth centuries were incorporated into building designs.
Gothic churches, tombstones, and mausolea appeared at various levels of sophistication, and by the twentieth century there was a greater concern for accuracy in the display of Gothic elements.
www.ci.valparaiso.in.us /HPC/Architecture/Gothic/gothic.htm   (438 words)

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Because of this classification, Gothic architecture was used in the construction of Roman Catholic Cathedrals.
The Masonic revival spread to the United States, and in 1810, architect William Strickland designed the Philadelphia Masonic Temple in the Gothic architectural style and set a precedent that was spread to other cities (Newcomb, 10).
During the earlier period, the Gothic architecture of the United States was not near as advanced as the structures being built in England.
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 House with English Gothic Architecture
This is a subdivision of the Pointed architecture style, dating back to the thirteenth century, and considered the perfection of Gothic architecture.
C is a drawing-room, 14 by 19 feet, with a triple bay window, a feature of frequent occurrence in domestic architecture of the Gothic period.
E is the dining room, 17 by 14 feet, worthy of marked notice on account of its fine octagonal bay, and capability of extension by opening the folding or sliding doors to F, 14 by 14 feet, ordinarily intended as a sitting-room, but available as an addition to the dining room on great festive occasions.
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 Gothic revival - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gothic revival Architecture based on the Gothic art and architecture of the Middle Ages.
Gothic revival: later this month, the scaffolding comes down from the new crossing tower of Bury St Edmunds cathedral.
Legacy of a driving architectural force; The part played by Birmingham and the West Midlands in the Catholic-led Gothic Revival is revealed in a new book.
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 Gothic Revival architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gothic Revival was paralleled and supported by medievalism, which had its roots in antiquarian concerns with survivals and curiosities.
The French Gothic revival was set on sounder intellectual footings by a pioneer, Arcisse de Caumont, who founded the Societé des Antiquaires de Normandy at a time when antiquaire still meant a connoisseur of antiquities, and who published his great work on Norman architecture in 1830 (Summerson 1948).
His rational approach to Gothic was in stark contrast to the revival’s romanticist origins, and considered by some to be a prelude to the structural honesty demanded by Modernism.
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 The Gothic revival Magazine Antiques - Find Articles
The second Gothic revival is usually seen as a more archaeologically correct interpretation of medieval art and architecture in which designers and architects borrowed, and more faithfully reproduced, motifs that defined the architecture and arts of that earlier age.
This Gothic revival is the subject of an exhibition on view at Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York City from April 15 through June 9.
The Gothic revival enjoyed a heyday for a relatively short time, as it was completely eclipsed by the advent of the Civil War.
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 Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
Gothic castles and cathedrals spoke of a power and authority closer to home than Ancient Rome.
The Gothic style had never completely died out, for additions to medieval buildings might be made to blend in with the older work.
The Gothic Revival was in its heyday between 1855 and 1885.
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 Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gothic revival was a style of architecture, used mostly between 1850 and 1870, that used some of the details used in castles and churches during the middle ages(476 to 1453).
This type of architecture is known for it's tall pointed towers and roofs.
The gothic arch is like a normal arch, except that instead of being rounded at the top, they come to a point.
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 19th-Century Adrian Architecture - Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There are relatively few Gothic Revival houses in Adrian, just as in the rest of Michigan—due at least in part to the fact that the inventors of the style promoted it as an antidote to urbanization and industrialization.
Another reason that the Gothic Revival is relatively scarce is that the complex patterns of wood on most Carpenter Gothic Revival homes depended on the availability of inexpensive nails used in “balloon-frame” construction.
The Gothic Revival style first appeared in England in the third quarter of the 18th century when Horace Walpole redesigned his country house outside of London as a Gothic fortress that he called Strawberry Hill.
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 Gothic Revival Architecture
As I've discussed in earlier domestic architecture instalments, early Americans mostly fantasised about living back in the Neo-classic elegance of comfortable old England, or perhaps, in some sort of Romantic illusion of noble Greek or Roman tranquillity (never mind the fact that neither society was ever very tranquil for very long).
Gothic Revival architecture in this country is a little easier to get a grip on than the evolutionary Classic Revival style which came before it and lingered near death long after it.
Gothic Revival had no incubation period and saw a quick, painless demise with the Civil War.
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 American architecture, Gothic Revival Style
Gothic Revival began in England and became the dominant style for country houses and was popular with Queen Victoria.
But it was his friend Andrew Jackson Downing was the champion of the Gothic Revival style and expanded it with pattern books and tireless public speaking about the virtues of the style.
Gothic Style fed public fascination with the romance of the medieval past.
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 Gothic Revival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Gothic architecture was dominant in France and the western half of Europe in the 12th through the middle of the 16th centuries.
The Gothic Revival had developed from the 18th century, and was boosted in the 19th by the chivalric writings of Sir Walter Scott, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Thomas Love Peacock.
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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 Architectural Overview
This architectural style demonstrates the influence of Walter Cope and John Stewardson, an early twentieth century Philadelphia firm and former employer of J. Betelle.
In the Collegiate Gothic style, windows could be as high and wide as needed with a relatively small proportion of wall surface.
Other architectural innovations of this era that are still enjoyed by Landis School's population include a large, secluded reference library, science laboratories with adjoining lecture rooms, an attached greenhouse and a separate faculty dining room.
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 Gothic Revival Architecture in Historic Chatham, Virginia
The Gothic Revival was chronologically the second Romantic architectural style in Victorian America.
The Gothic Revival style enjoyed relatively brief popularity as a home design (both nationally and locally), but continues until the present day in church and academic architecture.
Gothic Revival structures have distinctively vertical lines, typically accentuated by steeply-pitched and high gable roofs and dormers, decorative pendentive bargeboards (or “vergeboards”) in the gables, and similar decorative hanging corbels.
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AUBIN, Robert A. "Grottoes, Geology, and the Gothic Revival." 2021].
BEERS, Henry A. "The Gothic Revival" In A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century.
RICHARDSON, A. "The Gothic Revival in the Early Eighteenth Century." 2048].
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 Gothic Architecture
In Cedar Falls' Greenwood Cemetery Gothic architecture may not be as impressive as examples in Brooklyn A beautiful example of Gothic architecture is the Charles Pulker monument.
Gothic (moth) (Naenia typica) is of noctuid mothnamed after its patterns reminiscent of Gothic architecture.
Gothic architecture and artstructures (largely cathedrals and churches) and works of art first created in France in the 12th cent.
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 Gothic Revival
Not to be confused with Neo-Gothic, which is a twentieth century adaptation to large institutional buildings, the Gothic Revival is a direct translation of medieval details and building practices to the Ontario climate.
This house has far fewer Gothic elements than that above, but it has very steeply pitched gables, gingerbread or vergeboarding, and the board and batten finish that was popular during the era.
To distinguish it as a Gothic Revival building, there is battlementing on the tall, slim, tower and diaper-latticed lancet windows.
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 Church Architecture: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
There is a marked distinction in the architecture of religious buildings in Newfoundland, a distinction determined at first by period and then by denomination.
In consequence, when looking at Newfoundland's religious architecture, one is looking at an early period that runs from 1662 to 1800, followed by a span of limited development (1800-1846), then by a interval of cathedral building, and finally by a period when these cathedrals influenced other construction.
The Anglican Church was inspired by Gothic Revival architecture.
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Egyptian Revival saw its heyday in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century from 1808 to about 1858, although headstone examples can be seen dating from later than this.
A beautiful example of Gothic architecture is the Charles Pulker monument.
Architectural styling made the monuments in these cemeteries as pleasing to the eye as the landscape.
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 Ontario Architecture Index Page
Architecture is the most accessible of all the art forms, and once you start looking at buildings, you will never stop.
The architectural styles described are all from Ontario Canada, but the "vocabulary" of the buildings is often hundreds or thousands of years old.
These can be found in Gothic Revival, Neo-Gothic and Period Revival styles in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
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The person generally honored as the originator of the Gothic style was Abbot Suger (1081-1151), whose Benedictine abbey church of St.
The transition from Romanesque and Norman architecture to Gothic is especially evident in Canterbury and St. Alban's Cathedral.
By 1600 the dominant architectural style for public buildings, churches, and private estates was neoclassical, except in areas like Oxford and Cambridge, where the Gothic style continued unchecked in reverence for tradition.
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 Cathedral Church Of St. Paul
St. Paul's Cathedral stands today as one of the first and finest examples of the Late Gothic Revival, an architectural style popular in the early years of the 20th century.
"Gothic Revival" architecture, imported from England in the 1830s, gave American architects and designers options for building styles that were not based upon the classical symmetry of Greek and Roman architecture.
Although Cram's "Neo-Gothic" is now known as the "Late Gothic Revival," St. Paul's Cathedral remains an important landmark in the final stages of America's Gothic styles, and is one of Detroit's architectural treasures.
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