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Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in europe during the high and late middle agesit evolved from romanesque architecture and was succeeded by renaissance architectureoriginating in 12th century france and lasting into the 16th century gothic architecture was known during the period as opus francigenum french work with the term gothic first appearing during the gothic architecture architectural style in europe that lasted from the mid 12th century to the 16th century particularly a style of masonry building characterized by cavernous spaces with the expanse of walls broken up by overlaid tracery learn more about gothic architecture its characteristics and its historygothic architecture is a european style of masonry that values height intricacy sizable windows and exaggerated arches in the 12th century advancements in engineering allowed for increasingly colossal buildings and the styles signature vaulting buttresses and pointed building tops paved way for taller structures that still retained natural lightin the vault the pointed arch could be seen in three dimensions where the ribbed vaulting met in the center of the ceiling of each bay this ribbed vaulting is another distinguishing feature of gothic architecture however it should be noted that prototypes for the pointed arches and ribbed vaulting were seen first in late romanesque buildingsgothic architecture tried to solve some of these unpleasant problems and created light pleasant and airy buildings before the gothic architecture was functional now architecture became beautiful this menacing gargoyle i discovered in munich is a great example of gothic architecture

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