Module 12 follows the transition from the Romanesque period to the Gothic period. The regions remain the same- France, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany. The Gothic era first emerged at approximately 1150 until the 16th century. The term “Gothic” was an originally given as derogatory commentary on its opulence and extravagant style as it was equated to the Goths who were blamed for destroying the Roman Empire and thus the classical style seen mimicked in the Romanesque period. Let's think about the Romanesque and Gothic together: coupled together, these two periods laid the groundwork for the 14th-16th century Renaissance era and were arguably influential and formative for the emergence of the modern human experience.
6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ, United Kingdom
Visit the site of Great Britain's tallest spire and home to one of the Magna Carta sealed in 1215. Salisbury Cathedral is an excellent example of the English Gothic style since its architectural focus differs from the traditional French Gothic as it highlights horizontality instead of verticality.
30 Place Notre Dame, 80000 Amiens, France
Amiens Cathedral embodies the Gothic notion of "Soaring Heights". Work began in 1220 and the cathedral stands at 144 feet above the floor. It's vaulted ceiling creates a heavenly canopy for its visitors and pilgrims. View this beautiful panoramas of the cathedral.
51100 Place du Cardinal Luçon, Reims, France
Reims Cathedral is another perfect example of Gothic architecture. It was highly influenced by Amiens Cathedral yet has a noticeable distinction of the kings' gallery above the rose window. Additionally, the architects made the structural details more elaborate and intricate.