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Gothic architecture was a largely abandoned style - relegated to the Dark Ages ... taller cathedrals - the changing socio-religious climate wrought structural ... builders scoffed at the whimsical construction devoid of symmetry, and used the .... One of the most obvious distinctions between the English and French Gothic styles, ...


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A conspicuous feature of art in the Islamic world is the limited use of ... The magnificent buildings and desert palaces of the Umayyad caliphs were ... artists, more than those in other cultures, to concentrate on abstract forms of expression.


Oct 24, 2017 ... Gothic cathedrals are not the religious building of the ancient Goths, ... Gothic architecture spread to all of Western Europe and continued to evolve until well into the 16th century, before being subsumed into Renaissance art.


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Maya buildings were adorned with carved friezes and roof combs in stone and .... The dominance of the Maya religion can be seen through all of these art forms; ...


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