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NOTE The information on this site is painfully incomplete and notwell-referenced If you are looking for a good informational site I strongly recommend you look elsewhere This site was never really meant for general consumption hence the poor attention to detail and research It was an incomplete project which somehow got picked up by the search enginesPlease please please consider looking at other sites at least until I revise this site so that it does justice to gothic architectureIts funny that Gothicism in architecture ended up being named as being representative of things that it actually despised like Christianity and the common medieval outlook on lifeBased in the work of Abbot Sugars cathedral at Saint-Denis gothic architecture depended on the lighting and the height of the cathedrals Conventional design was used to large dark rooms which provided little light for people to bask in inside Gothic cathedrals added many windows tall and narrow gigantic even The glass in the windows was stained to further modify the light and let only the most soothing colors flow happily into the warm cathedral Interestingly the sun stood as the original sender which passed through the religious figures shown in the windows to fall upon the observers of God The sun was whether it was done so consciously or subconsciouslyLikened to the love of God himself and his warmth for his followers The other emphasis was on height reaching up towards our aspirations and towards God Tall tall towers with pointed spires were erected on the already large cathedrals Piers and high thin columns lined the relatively thin outer walls of gothic cathedrals making the buildings appear to shoot straight up without anything stopping it There was a certain confidence in this design saying that nothing could keep these men down if their cathedrals could succeed so effortlessly If there was one pure motivation for the gothic style it was
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