Gothic Revival

Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style
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Medieval Influence on Arts and Crafts Style

The Arts and Crafts Movement borrowed extensively from other cultures and periods including medieval Europe. The Victorian Gothic revival movement began in the late 1740s. It started with reproducing medieval Gothic. Neo-Gothic buildings used decorative patterns, finials, lancet windows, moldings and other architectural features from the Gothic style. This house draws on many features of…

Examples of Medieval Influence on Furniture Design
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Examples of Medieval Influence on Furniture Design

Gothic furniture marked a change from the Victorian style. The popularity of Archeology led to a fascination with Classical Greek and Roman designs. Classical Revival drew on these influences. Then, by the mid to late 1800s Gothic Revival, also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic, drew on the Gothic style of the 12th century. The movement…

Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles
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Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles

Hard to believe, but there are styles other than Mid-century Modern. One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator. “The most original and comprehensive sourcebook of styles, treatments, techniques, and materials.” It covers forty styles; Classical Town Styles, Country Styles, Medieval Styles, Renaissance Styles, Victorian…