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Old June 15th, 2013, 07:17 AM   #141
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I was actually debating with myself over whether to put Byzantine or Romanesque... both have semi-circle arches. Now that I look at it, the roof and form looks far more Romanesque.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 07:22 AM   #142
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Haha, you're not alone. Wikipedia's opening paragraph of brick Gothic buildings:

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Brick Gothic is a style of Gothic architecture widespread in the Northern Germany and the Baltic region. Its distinction from the preceding Brick Romanesque and succeeding Brick Renaissance is not always sharp. Often, Romanesque buildings were altered or added to in the Gothic style, others were begun while the Romanesque style prevailed, but completed in a Gothic fashion due to the slow building process. Such buildings can be classed equally with both styles.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #143
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Any building that has pointed-arch windows can be classifed as at least partly Gothic (unless it's Arabic style, but that's only in the middle-east and southern Asia)

Since it's a new page:
Salisbury Cathedral, UK


Canterbury Cathedral, UK


Reims Cathedral, France
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Old June 15th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #144
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Yes, architectural styles pre-19th Century is not my field at all. I can look at one and generally give a fairly accurate date and location, but style? Not hardly.

Got to go inside this one. It's where Woodrow Wilson was buried. Technically it's neo-Gothic,
but what's the difference other than a few centuries.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #145
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Heres how you can tell some apart:

Pointed arch windows and supports, external buttresses, 'rose' windows, trefoils, massive vertical emphasis, and many spires are in nearly every Gothic building.

Art Deco has a massive vertical emphasis, setbacks, and many uses of strong, angular pattern details.

Art Nouveau has a much greater use of curves and flowing lines alongside intricate detailing.

Romanesque uses a lot of semi-circle arches, brick, and sometimes a few pointed spires.

Baroque uses many pillars, semi-circle arches, oval interior spaces, rail balconies and lots of colour/detailing.

Greek style is basically anything that looks like the Parthenon and Classical/renaissance is basically stuff that looks like the NY Municipal Building or Moscow's Seven Sisters
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Old June 15th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #146
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Thanks a lot for clearing that up.

When I think of Baroque, curves and spiral ornamentation really come to mind as well.

I was just looking up the difference between Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau/Jugendstil, as that question is one that's come up before. Beaux Arts uses axial symmetry more so than the latter, and tends to have a cupola.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #147
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Old June 16th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #148
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So, neo-gothic and gothic revival is not welcome in this thread?
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Old June 16th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #149
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I don't see why not. They're pretty much the same, just different time periods.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #150
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Old June 16th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #151
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I don't see why not. They're pretty much the same, just different time periods.
It's only the extreme purists making a fuss about it, as if there's so much difference at all. The main difference is that newer gothic buildings can be used for more than just churches.

Also, since there's no thread for so-called "gothic revival" buildings I don't see any reason to not post them here. It's an architecture thread, not a history thread.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #152
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Also, since there's no thread for so-called "gothic revival" buildings I don't see any reason to not post them here. It's an architecture thread, not a history thread.
Well, then...
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #153
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It's only the extreme purists making a fuss about it, as if there's so much difference at all. The main difference is that newer gothic buildings can be used for more than just churches.
It ticks me off when people go out of their way to correct someone over trivial stuff like that. Even with more efficient modern construction techniques it still takes decades to finish those buildings. I think the one that I said I went to took 85 years to build. Only real difference I can see is maybe a little less ornament on newer versions, but other than that, it's the same thing but different time frames.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #154
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The triple arch you see there is extremely prevalent in Art Nouveau buildings. Just about every one built in that style has it.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #155
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The Haakon's Hall at Bergenhus fortress in Bergen. Built sometime before 11 September 1261 (first recored use of the structure).

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The Hall of the Guards (La Conciergerie, Île de la Cité, Paris) :

The biggest vestige of medieval civil room of Europe : 64 meters long, 27,5 meters wide and 8,5 meters high in the key, it was built in 1302 and 1313 by Enguerrand de Marigny.
The Hall of the Guards was of use as dining hall to the very numerous staffs (approximately 2 000 persons) used in the service of king.

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Old June 17th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #157
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Oh man, that one is amazing. Feels very inviting unlike some more massive cathedrals and the window glass is unique for a church!

@LAF2 I remember posting that exact same picture
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Oh, my bad.
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