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Essay #3 ARCH 3114: History and Theories of Architecture 1 11/29/08 High Middle Ages: Gothic Architecture Gothic architecture in the high middle ages is extremely fascinating for a myriad of reasons. Architectural innovators such as Abbot Suger integrated a number of improvements in late renaissance architecture creating a lighter and more visually appealing form of architecture. Although new architectural forms were presented, each architect found a way to develop his or her own vision of antiquity while building upon past architectural developments. High middle age Gothic Architecture is truly compelling because of how certain changes were capable of altering the aesthetics of a building. These alterations include changes in ribbed vaulting, pointed arches and flying buttresses that are seen in buildings such as the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. One very alluring change that was seen in this building was the creation of space to fit large stained glass windows. The architect, Abbot Suger used many windows and entrances for light to create an effect of God’s radiating light amongst his followers. However, amazingly this aspect of light was only made
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This essay was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course ARCH 3114 taught by Professor Ameri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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