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Old September 13th, 2013, 03:54 AM   #221
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Hi guys, I would like to post some example of Italian Gothic Architecture, which seems a bit missing here (except for some pics of Milan Cathedral and some few other examples). It is a very peculiar declination of this style, with a balance between the horizontal lines and the vertical ones and a clear desire for spaciousness. Also italians didn't like flying buttresses, they thought they ruined the aesthetic of the building. For this reason they adopted a kind of vault ("domicale") that has the key higher than the outher arches so that it is almost like a dome more than a vault. It allows to direct the weight of the vault directly to the pillar and not to the side walls, therefore avoiding to employ an external buttress. With this system the italians could build vaults tall as the french cathedrals: the vaults of San Petronio are 44,27mt (Beauvais Cathedral, the tallest gothic cathedral is 48mt).
Here are some examples:

FLORENCE CATHEDRAL, begun in 1296 in gothic style and completed in 1436 by Brunelleschi with his famous renaissance dome. The belltower is considered the most beautiful in Italy.





SAN PETRONIO, Bologna
a massive gothic brick church who was left unfinished (only one third of the original project was carried out) due to lack of money. The interior is vast and atmosferic.


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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #222
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SAN FORTUNATO, Todi, Italy
A rare example of "hallenkirche" in Italy
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #223
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The Cistercian Abbeys of FOSSANOVA and CASAMARI, Italy

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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:22 AM   #224
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some civilian example from Italy:
SIENA, TOWN HALL

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PIACENZA, "IL GOTICO" palace


VOLTERRA, Town Hall


PAVIA, Castle
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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #225
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ASSISI, San Francesco Basilica
a perfect example of the italian interpretation of gothic architecture: the space is simplified, immediately readable, without the dramatic effect of the french creations. The walls are not occupied by huge glass windows but covered with vivid frescoes (in this case the world famous cycle by Giotto). The effect is deeply mystical, like in the french gothic, but obtained with a very different technique.


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Old September 13th, 2013, 04:53 AM   #226
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another italian example:
SANTA CROCE, FLORENCE


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Old October 8th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #227
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Old October 13th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #228
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Sankta Maria kyrka, Helsingborg

15th century brick gothic church.


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Old November 15th, 2013, 05:27 AM   #229
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Old November 15th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #230
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TBILISI GEORGIA, AUTHORIZED SCHOOL NO.6
Former 19th century girls gymnasium no. 3
Wrong thread!

This is the right one: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...gothic+revival
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #231
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Basilica of Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, 15th-16th century [1481-1545], Lorraine, north-eastern France :

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Old June 7th, 2014, 11:14 AM   #232
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Wells Cathedral, England

In Wells, Somerset. Built between 1174 - 1490. A masterpiece.


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Wells Cathedral, England

In Wells, Somerset. Built between 1174 - 1490. A masterpiece.
The "scissor arches" are really exceptional.


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Old June 9th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #234
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Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
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The "scissor arches" are really exceptional.
I can't unsee the frowning face
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Old June 12th, 2014, 11:57 AM   #236
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Old June 14th, 2014, 03:17 PM   #237
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Croatia is abundant with Gothic architecture, especially in Dalmatia and Istria, where Venetian floral style left its mark in on many beautiful noble palaces and churches. There are no grand cathedrals like those in France or Germany, but many smaller and picturesque buildings.

Here's one example from Split, City hall from 15th century:



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Strzegom, Poland:



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Old June 18th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #239
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Swidnica, Poland


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Chełmno, Poland




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