Essays Tagged: "Gothic architecture"

Saint Sernin of Toulouse and Notre Dame of Paris

different styles of architecture. Those two styles are, of course, Romanesque in St. Sernin and the Gothic style of Notre Dame. Some characteristics that these two buildings share include quest for he ... ed vaulted bays, the round arch, the wall buttress, cylindrical apse and chapels, and towers. Early Gothic architecture, which began in 1144 with the dedication of Saint Denis, concentrated more on ma ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The comparison and explanation of Gothic architecture and romanesque architecture.

Gothic Style is the most fascinating and mysterious architectural era the world has seen. These larg ... s seen. These large structures of the 11th through the 16th centuries, that are considered to be of Gothic Style, are simply glorious. Throughout the centuries, beautiful medieval cathedrals have been ... this day, still survive with their astonishing appearance. The edifices built during the so-called Gothic period were not built with simple identifying Gothic features. Gothic architecture was born o ...

(6 pages) 253 0 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and the features of Gothic.

In What Way Is Frankenstein a Gothic Novel?Gothic novels originated from gothic architecture, this medieval type of architecture w ... very often set in a gloomy castle replete with dungeons, subterranean passages and sliding panels. Gothic novels were written mainly to evoke terror in their readers; they also served to show the dar ... h the controlled and ordered surface of the conscious mind." The foundations that make an excellent gothic horror novel are the inclusion of supernatural elements, a story line that builds up suspense ...

(7 pages) 125 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Styles of architecture in the middle ages.

There were two main styles of architecture in the middle ages. Gothic style architectureincluded big churches called cathedrals. Cathedrals had tall skyscraper-lik ... kyscraper-like towers. Theymade them that way to get people to look up in the sky and think of God. Gothicarchitecture involved lots of big windows of stained glass. The Gothic style was developedfull ... Gothic style was developedfully in France and England during the 12th century. By the 13th century, Gothic stylespread to Germany. A real and true Gothic cathedral is the Milan Cathedral in Italy. The ...

(6 pages) 184 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The architectural treasures in Buffalo, NY. Richard Upjohn and his design styles.

pean churches, along with Richard Upjohn's stylistic preference, St. Paul's Cathedral is highly neo-gothic. The Cathedral is still one of Buffalo's most impressive structures, which is an impressive f ... e architect who designed it and the style that he employed.Richard Upjohn was a prominent figure in Gothic revival in the late 19th century. He believed that architectural form and structure should be ...

(6 pages) 39 0 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

'Examine how expression of feelings, beliefs and ideas are portrayed through Gothic architecture in the 12-13 century particularly in northern France.'

ried out to find information on how expression of feelings, beliefs and ideas are portrayed through gothic architecture in northern France in the 12-13 century period.Originating in northern France in ... northern France in the 12-13 century period.Originating in northern France in the twelfth century, gothic architecture spread rapidly across England and the Continent, but what did gothic architectur ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

"Gothic Architecture in France" This paper talks about the Abbey of St. Denis, the Chartres Cathedral, Amiens Cathedral, Abbot Suger, Robert Luzarches, with quotes from Scholar H.W. Janson, etc.

Gothic Architecture in FranceThe Romanesque and Gothic styles herald one of the most important perio ... erald one of the most important periods in art history, the Renaissance. The contributions from the Gothic architectural period are few, yet remarkable. Even though the Gothic era roughly lasted two h ... roughout the European world, including England. This essay will discuss these essential elements of Gothic style in French cathedrals.The categorization "gothic," that has been associated to this peri ...

(5 pages) 131 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Gothic Architecture Key Contribution from the Middle Ages

Gothic ArchitectureThe technical revolution in architecture known as "Gothic" began at the end of th ... st over two hundred years. The advances made in architecture paralleled those in intellectual life. Gothic architecture was generally tall and inspiring and was a significant structural improvement up ... a significant structural improvement upon the Romanesque buildings that preceded it.Even though the Gothic era roughly lasted two hundred years (12th-14th century), it was long enough to voyage deep i ...

(8 pages) 209 2 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

American Gothic Revival

The term gothic was first used by Renaissance critics to describe architecture that didn't conform to the sty ... les of the Greeks and Romans. In the 12th century, an abbot of the St. Denis monastery, Suger, used Gothic style in his monastery, where Gothic art first started. Gothic architecture was ubiquitous th ... ooked at alternatives for inspiration. They turned to medieval and non-classical forms of building. Gothic revival came to the United States from England in the 1830s. Richard Upjohn, a cabinet maker ...

(1 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Romanticism & Eugene Delacroix: Also a Look at the Death of Sardanapalus and Liberty Leading the People

hen historical styles were being rediscovered in architecture, which was greatly influenced by both Gothic architecture and the exotic architecture of the Far East. The Gothic revival brought with it ...

(4 pages) 115 0 4.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A Brief Desciption of Medieval through Rococo (Examples of Each)

began in 1134 and continued on and off for the next eighty-six years. All of the characteristics of Gothic architecture are visible when observing this cathedral. Gothic cathedrals were built vertical ... onlookers from far away. Flying buttresses and ribbed groin vaults made it possible to build these Gothic cathedrals, allowing for the skeletal walls with massive stained glass windows to flood the i ...

(4 pages) 106 1 4.6 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Gothic Architecture

Gothic Style is the most fascinating and mysterious architectural era the world has seen. Throughout ... g and till this day, still survive with their astonishing appearance. The edifices built during the Gothic Period were not built with simple identifying Gothic features. Gothic architecture was born o ... ure altered by the influence of medieval society.The technical revolution in architecture known as "Gothic" began at the end of the 12th century and lasted just over two hundred years. The advances ma ...

(2 pages) 43 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Comparision of Gothic Cathedral Architecture of England and Europe

Gothic architecture refers to the styles of buildings from late 1100 to 1500. This period of archite ... ral improvements and innovative methods for increasing strength and beauty in cathedrals during the Gothic period enabled them to be built taller lighter and more airy giving them an air of the divine ... iving them an air of the divine.For this project we will discuss and compare and contrast the three Gothic architectural styles of three cathedrals in England and Europe.The first is the Canterbury Ca ...

(5 pages) 93 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Gothic architecture

f the Romanesque period, a new spirit of human individualism began to take hold; alas, the birth of Gothic. Here, the Church became a place where humanity became more acceptable, becoming the ideal pl ... ecame more acceptable, becoming the ideal place to visualize new ideals. The beauty and elegance of Gothic architecture is depicted most in the great cathedrals of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries--S ...

(2 pages) 79 2 4.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Erwin Panofsky's Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism

Erwin Panofsky's Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism presents a compelling connection between the architectural sty ... ears between 1130-40 and 1270 where and when Scholasticism was the dominate theory of education and Gothic architecture began to take a stronghold over the ageing Romanesque style. In Panofsky's own w ... o take a stronghold over the ageing Romanesque style. In Panofsky's own words "A connection between Gothic art and Scholasticism which is more concrete than a mere "parallelism"…the connection ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Gothic Architecture

effort is worth the result. Cathedrals are majestic edifices, and some are the perfect examples of Gothic architecture.Gothic art and architecture had their roots in France in about 1140, and spread ... Europe in the following century. Today, many cathedrals throughout the world can be categorized as Gothic cathedrals. These cathedrals demonstrate the characteristics synonymous with the Gothic style ...

(6 pages) 58 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Art Essays

Hunchback Of Notre Dame

itten with the desire to re-create a portrait of medieval Paris and gain support for preserving the Gothic architecture that Victor admired. Generally, Disney's animated features are well known for tw ...

(4 pages) 1780 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Secret Garden

The physiological and psychological impact of the gothic elements in Frances Hodgson Burnett's, "The Secret Garden", become linked with an appreciatio ... rror and dread, but also portraying the deterioration of both Mary and Colin's world. The decaying, gothic scenery implies that at one time there was a thriving world where Mr. Craven and Mrs. Craven ... Now, all that lasts is the decaying shell of a once thriving dwelling.One very important element of gothic architecture is setting. Mary, in comparison with Colin, grew up in India where she was expos ...

(5 pages) 1563 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Classical and Gothic Architecture

Classical and Gothic Architecture��The cultures of the ancient Greeks and medieval Europeans were si ... s best exemplified in the ancient temples that are found throughout the region of Greece and Italy. Gothic style art and architecture began in the areas surrounding Paris in the sixteenth century (Spo ... ecture began in the areas surrounding Paris in the sixteenth century (Sporre, 2010). Similarly, the Gothic architecture of the late medieval era is best exemplified in places of worship. The Gothic ca ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Chartres Cathedral

of the medieval worldview and beliefs. The Chartres Cathedral is one of the finest preserved French Gothic Cathedrals. It was built originally as a Romanesque church in 1145, but the west façad ... the original church foundations between 1205 and 1260. ("Cathedral" n.d, para. 8) It was rebuilt in Gothic style, a style which so clearly represents the ideals of the medieval time. With its beautifu ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jun/2013

Subjects: Art Essays