Gothic Revival

A modern imitation of the Gothic style of architecture. The movement originated in 18th-century England and became popular throughout Europe and North America.

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Gothic Revival
High Victorian Gothic
Strawberry Hill Gothic
Victorian Gothic
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Refers mainly to the style in English and American architecture and decorative arts from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. The style is characterized by the use of rosettes, pinnacles, tracery, foils, and polychrome effects inspired by Gothic architecture and reproduced with the aim of historical accuracy.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021452. The J. Paul Getty Trust.