Use your notes to contrast churches built in the Romanesque style of architecture with churches built in the Gothic style.
The churches built in the Romanesque style were with little decoration, dark because of the small windows, and the windows were cladding arches. Churches built in the Gothic style were very different from the Romanesque style. They were with a lot of decorations, especially painted glass in the windows with Christian motifs (stained glass). The rooms were bright because of the large windows, and the windows have the shape of a broken arch.
Churches built in the Romanesque style had cross vaults made of stones and had stone roofs. This made them require many pillars to support it. The Gothic styles on the other hand replaced the round barrel vaults with a combination of ribbed vaults and pointed arches. The structures also had flying buttress.
Romanesque churches were usually dark, resembled imperial basilicas, and had heavy roofs that needed to be supported through a variety of engineering methods. Gothic churches, on the other hand, were generally taller, more open, and had large windows which let in light.
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