Gothic architecture and art
Gothic architecture and art, structures (largely cathedrals and churches) and works of art first created in France in the 12th cent. that spread throughout Western Europe through the 15th cent., and in some locations into the 16th cent.
Sections in this article:
- Gothic Architecture Outside France
- Characteristics of Gothic Architecture
- The Nature of the Gothic
- Late Gothic Styles
- Landmarks of French Gothic Architecture
- The Waning of the Gothic Style
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