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Unformatted text preview: technical basis of the Gothic style was the point at the top of each arch. The Romanesque style included rounded arches, which was limiting in width and height. One of the most beautiful elements of the Gothic churches was how the light pierced through the windows and illuminated the entire structure in such a way that it was believed to be God himself entering the holy edifice with a breathtaking serenity. Upon entering the Renaissance of Italy, cathedrals were modeled as a mix of classical and human ingenuity. Brunelleschi’s dome personified this inventive humanism. A system of internal supports connected the outer roof and interior ceiling, supporting the dome without the elaborate buttresses of Gothic style. The appearance of such cathedrals became more popular, contributing a piece of triumph in the civilizations throughout the middle age and beyond....
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