What are Gothic windows called?

What are Gothic windows called?

Tracery is the name for the stonework supporting the glass in a gothic window. During the 12th and early 13th centuries plate tracery was used, whereby geometric shapes were cut out of the wall./span>

Which came first Romanesque or Gothic?

Gothic architecture evolved from Romanesque architecture; it first developed in France around 1140 and incorporated many new elements that resulted in larger churches with an increased vertical emphasis./span>

Why are Romanesque churches dark?

If they did have stone roofs, the walls had to be very thick in order to hold up the roofs, and there couldn't be very many windows either. So Romanesque buildings were often very heavy and dark inside. ... Romanesque churches had round arches, like Roman buildings, and decorated column capitals like the Romans too./span>

Who created barrel vault?


What is the difference between a ribbed vault and a groin vault?

A groin (or cross) vault is formed by the perpendicular intersection of two barrel vaults. A rib (or ribbed) vault is supported by a series of arched diagonal ribs that divide the vault's surface into panels. A fan vault is composed of concave sections with ribs spreading out like a fan.

What were the three types of vaults?

The 3 types of vaults that were used are barrel-vault, groined or the four-part vault and the dome./span>