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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Gothic Architecture

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the style of architecture that prevailed in central and western Europe from the middle of the 12th till the 16th century, being preceded by the Romanesque (q.v.), and followed by the Renaissance style (q.v.). Under the influence of the revival of taste for classic art, the Renaissance architects applied the name Gothic, meaning thereby barbaric, to the styles of architecture that were developed north of the Alps during the Middle Ages. The name Gothic is now limited by critics of all nations to the architecture of the period above indicated.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Gothic Architecture'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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