What are two differences between the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral structures?

What are two differences between the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral structures?

Romanesque buildings used rounded arches, while Gothic structures favored pointed arches. As a result of these structural differences, Romanesque interiors feel heavy and earthbound, while Gothic interiors are expansive and light-filled.

What are two characteristics of Gothic architecture?

While the Gothic style can vary according to location, age, and type of building, it is often characterized by 5 key architectural elements: large stained glass windows, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, flying buttresses, and ornate decoration.

Which term best describes French Gothic architecture?

Terms in this set (32) which term best describes French Gothic architecture? skeletal.

Why was Gothic architecture called Gothic?

The term Gothic was coined by classicizing Italian writers of the Renaissance, who attributed the invention (and what to them was the nonclassical ugliness) of medieval architecture to the barbarian Gothic tribes that had destroyed the Roman Empire and its classical culture in the 5th century ce.

How many Gothic cathedrals are in France?

100 cathedrals

Why is Notre Dame Gothic?

Its cruciform plan, elevated nave, transept and tower were borrowed from 11th-century Romanesque architecture, but its pointed arches and rib vaulting were strictly Gothic. Indeed, it was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to have arched exterior supports known as "flying buttresses".

What kind of architecture is Notre-Dame?

Gothic architecture

What is the largest cathedral in France?

Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens