The architecture of the pointed arch, the rib vault and the flying buttress, which came together to form the fully Gothic style in mid-12th-century France. It spread throughout Europe where it developed local forms.
Architectural details predominate in this collection of photographs from Thais.
A lively and illustrated introduction to the monumental churches and cathedrals of the Middle Ages, with a feature on Notre Dame de Paris.
Project aiming to survey medieval buildings in brick in cities around the Baltic Sea and promote a thematic tourist route.
An exploration and study of churches and cathedrals in the Gothic style. Features include: histories, study guides, glossaries and galleries.
Information on structures in the Mecklenburg, Vorpommern region of Germany.
Clickable thumbnails of photos and drawings illustrating Early Gothic with links to the High Gothic period, from the Digital Archive of Architecture.
Slides of major Gothic buildings from Jeffery Howe's Digital Archive of Architecture: Notre Dame, Chartres; Notre Dame, Amiens; St. Etienne, Bourges; Ste. Chapelle, Paris; Cologne Cathedral.
A virtual Gothic cathedral project, featuring articles, photo galleries of Gothic architectural details and an illustrated glossary of terms. Image of the day, screensaver, newsletter, resources.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art uses its extensive collection to present an online tutorial.
For young viewers...a concise answer to the question: What makes it Gothic?
In this lecture Christopher Currie argues that England excelled in Gothic structural carpentry. Text without illustrations.
An extract from John Ruskin's influential book "The Stones of Venice" (1851-3).
An illustrated description of the origins and characteristics of the style and its variants and revival. It includes a list of notable Gothic structures.
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