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The monuments of Gothic architecture

The monuments of Gothic architecture

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Gothic – one of the most prominent styles of architecture that invokes any feeling of embarrassment and trepidation. Terrifyingly magnificent buildings amaze everyone who saw them.

Gothic architecture began to develop in the middle ages, based on Roman architecture. For the Gothic structures, which are in most cathedrals and temples, characterized by a huge arch with a pointed top, the decoration of the facade of various carved details, high towers, narrow columns and, of course, the beautiful stained glass Windows.

The most famous monuments of Gothic architecture

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

The Stephansdom in Vienna is one of the most monumental buildings. The construction of the Cathedral began in the early twelfth century, but a fire in 1258 destroyed the Cathedral almost to the ground. Only in 1511, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral was completed thanks to the efforts of Anton Pilgram.

The Cathedral in Lincoln

The Cathedral in Lincoln was rebuilt from the Norman Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral took a hundred years, whiter, parts of the Cathedral still retains some of the features of the original building. After the earthquake of 1185, the Cathedral was rebuilt.

The Cathedral in Cologne

The Cathedral at Cologne was laid in 1248. The Cathedral was built incredibly slowly, and in 1450 its construction was suspended. Only in 1842 it was decided to resume construction, which was completed Continue reading

Gothic style in architecture

Gothic style in architecture

Replaced the Romanesque style in Western Europe came the Gothic style in architecture and dominated in these areas from the 13th to the 15th century. The ancient Romans were called Goths, the barbarian tribes, which invaded the state from the North. In the end I got the derisive term “barbarian architecture” Gothic, though in fact Gothic as the architectural style is striking and admired the modern and discerning audience.

For a long time people called Gothic all the elements of the art of the middle ages. Only in the late fourteenth century it was fully recognized the original art style. Roman the period covering the early middle ages, gradually gave way to Gothic, combining gilding, bright color, shining stained-glass Windows, Symphony of light transfusion, and the expression of its characteristic spires on the tops of buildings.

The inspiration of the masters of the Gothic style in architecture were the Christian worldview, Roman architecture, traditions of ancient culture, portrait miniatures, writing Latin and Romano-Celtic art crafts. A positive impact on the rapid development of style has had a rapid increase of European trade and the increase in the number of cities.

The number of cities increased and their leaders Continue reading

The Gothic structure

Krakow

The proverb “a chicken is not a bird, Poland is not abroad” in no way refers to Krakow. It is a beautiful city on the Vistula river. Just think, in Cracow is around five thousand buildings of the middle ages, and several hundred thousand works of art. Incredible magical power of the city attracts tourists from all corners of the earth. From the 14th to the 17th century Krakow was the capital of Poland. Of particular interest is the Old town. It is located in the parks ring (Planty). in 1978 Krakow included in the list of the cities protected by UNESCO. Continue reading

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