Unformatted text preview: Priory Church of Paray-le-Monial in France, where the relics of Mary Magdalene were originally held. Overall the Romanesque buildings were solid and thick, but they began to evolve into something new. Durham Cathedral in England has traits of mostly Gothic architecture. It is a “colossal building”, made possible by the flying buttresses. It also incorporates the pointed arch and the ribbed vaults. Gothic churches were built taller and skinnier, and sometimes even collapsed. Chartres Cathedral in France is a classic example of the new Gothic style. The stained-glass windows were made of more glass than any other cathedral around, a trait of the Gothic era. With this architecture, people began to compete for height and extravagance of the churches, as was the case for Beauvais Cathedral in France. Overall, the Gothic style was elaborate and filled with light, and lasted until the 16 th century....
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- Spring '08
- 3/16/08 Romanesque and Gothic Architecture