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Gothic Architecture

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Gothic architecture developed from the Romanesque style in France in the 12th century. Gothic architecture was also known as the “French Style.” The Gothic style emphasizes verticality and light, and features pointed arches, clustered columns, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. The style was used in many European castles, palaces, and town halls, as well as the European cathedrals, which perfectly demonstrate Gothic architecture.