This lesson discusses the key features of Gothic architecture.
An architectural style originating in France during the 12th century. Traits of Gothic include the use of the pointed arch, flying buttress, rib vault, and a general emphasis on space and verticality.
A form of theology and philosophy taught at universities during the Middle Ages based on Aristotelian logic.
Architecture, a part of the cruciform church east of the crossing.
A Christian philosopher mystic and theologian during the late 5th century.
Also referred to as the ‘ogival arch’ a primary characteristic of Gothic architecture; also seen in Islamic architecture.
Architecture, a vault supported by or decorated with diagonal ribs.