Originally a derogatory term named after the Goths, used to describe the history, culture, and art of western Europe in the 12th and 14th centuries
The space enclosed by a lintel and an arch over a doorway
A narrow arch of pointed profile as opposed to a semicircular arch
A relatively slender, molded masonry arch that projects from a surface. In Gothic architecture, the ribs form the framework of the vaulting. A diagonal rib is one of the ribs that from the X of a groin vault. A transverse rib crosses the nave or aisle at a 90 degree angle.
The fenestration part of a building that rises above the roofs of the other parts. The oldest known clerestories are Egyptian. In Roman basilicas and medieval churches, clerestories are the windows that form the nave's uppermost level below the timber ceiling vaults.
In Gothic Architecture, the colored glass used for windows
Usually the front of a building ; also the other sides when they are emphasized architecturally
"Romanlike" A term used to describe the history, culture and art of medieval western Europe from ca. 1050-1200
in architecture, the side posts of a doorway
ilarly the assumption by 19th century French authors that Suger was the 'designer' of St Denis (and hence the 'inventor' of Gothic architecture) have been almost entirely discounted by more recent scholars. Instead he is generally seen as having been a bold and imaginative patron who encouraged the work of an innovative (but now unknown) master mason.
In church architecture, the pillar or center post supporting the lintel in the middle of the doorway
an exetior masonry structure that opposes the lateral thrust of an arch or a vault. A pier buttress is a solid mass of masonry. A flying buttress consists typically of an inclined member carried on an arch or a series of arches and a solid buttress to which it transmits lateral thrust.
the outward force exerted by an arch or a vault that must be counterbalance by a buttress