GOTHIC , the
See also:term generally applied to
See also:medieval architecture, and more especially to that in which the pointed arch appears . The
See also:style was at one
See also:time supposed to have originated with the warlike
See also:people known as the Goths, some of whom (the East Goths, or
See also:Ostrogoths) settled in the eastern portion of
See also:Europe, and others (the West Goths, or Visigoths) in- the
See also:Asturias of Spain; but as no buildings or remains of any description have ever been found, in which there are any traces of an
See also:independent construction in either
See also:brick or
See also:stone, the title is misleading; since, however, it is now so generally accepted it would be difficult to
See also:change it . The term when first employed was one of reproach, as
See also:Evelyn (1702) , when speaking of the faultless
See also:building (i.e. classic) says, " they were demolished by the Goths or
See also:Vandals, who introduced their own licentious style now called
See also:modern or Gothic." The employment of the pointed arch in
See also:Egypt and
See also:Sicily, from the 8th century onwards by the Mahommedans for their mosques and gateways, some four centuries before it made its appearance in Europe, also makes it advisable to adhere to the old term Gothic in preference to Pointed Architecture .
GOTHENBURG (Swed. Goteborg)
GOTHIC INFLUENCE ON THE ITALIAN REVIVAL
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