Gothic Revival

The Gothic Revival, also known as the Neo-Gothic style, was a movement in architecture and decorative arts that began in the mid-18th century and flourished in popularity in the mid- to late-19th century, particularly in the UK, France and Germany. The Gothic Revivalists admired and wished to celebrate medieval Gothic architecture, and rejected the prevailing Neo-Classicist taste of the period. Neo-Gothic architecture adopted features of the medieval Gothic, such as pointed arches and windows, stained glass, vaulted ceilings, and an overall asymmetry; furniture design and the decorative arts followed suit in their use of Gothic detail.

Some famous examples of Gothic Revival architecture include the Palace of Westminster, London, (designed by Augustus Pugin), and Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk, Ostend, (designed by Louis Delacenserie).

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