Gothic Architecture

Gothic & Baroque Fashion – Are They About Beauty & The Beast

Gothic & Baroque Fashion – Are They About Beauty & The Beast

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The Gothic and Baroque styles in design are both grand sweeping statements of art and style transformed into colourful costumes by the fashion houses of Europe

Pugin & Pearson – The Master & Disciple of Gothic Revival

Pugin & Pearson – The Master & Disciple of Gothic Revival

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Auguste Welby Pugin [1812-52] and John Loughborough Pearson [1817-1897] were leading exponents of the nineteenth century Gothic Revival style in architecture in England from Waterloo (1815) to the Great War (1914-1918). Their connection with the expansion of the colony established in the antipodes during the late eighteenth century has almost been forgotten, especially in England.

Symbolic Shapes

Symbolic Shapes

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A church or cathedral is made up of sacred shapes such as pointed arches, circles and ogee curves. The circle represents sacred order, the earth, sun, moon, planets and the whole of creation. The ogee shape derives from the architecture of Islam, which is abstract although fine and decorative, portraying…