Perpendicular style

Phase of late Gothic architecture in England roughly parallel in time to the French Flamboyant style.

The style, concerned with creating rich visual effects through decoration, was characterized by a predominance of vertical lines in stone window tracery, enlargement of windows to great proportions, and conversion of the interior stories into a single unified vertical expanse. Fan vaults, springing from slender columns or pendants, became popular. The oldest surviving example of the style is probably the choir of Gloucester Cathedral (begun с 1335). Other major monuments include King's College Chapel, Cambridge (1446–1515), and the chapel of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey. In the 16th century, the grafting of Renaissance elements onto the Perpendicular style resulted in the Tudor style.

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  • Perpendicular Style — Abteikirche Bath Perpendicular Style (eng. senkrechter Stil) ist ein für England typischer Stil der Spätgotik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Zum Begriff …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • perpendicular style — noun a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting • Syn: ↑perpendicular, ↑English Gothic, ↑English Gothic architecture • Hypernyms: ↑Gothic, ↑Gothic… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • style — styleless, adj. stylelessness, n. stylelike, adj. /stuyl/, n., v. styled, styling. n. 1. a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form, appearance, or character: the baroque style; The style of the house was too austere for their… …   Universalium

  • Perpendicular (disambiguation) — Perpendicular may refer to:* Perpendicular, in mathematics two lines at right angles * Perpendicular Period, a style and period of mediaeval English Gothic architecture * Perpendicular recording, a disc drive technology * Purpendicular , an album …   Wikipedia

  • perpendicular — [pʉr΄pən dik′yo͞o lər, pʉr΄pən dik′yələr] adj. [ME perpendiculer < OFr < L perpendicularis < perpendiculum, plumb line < perpendere, to weigh carefully < per , intens. + pendere, to hang: see PENDANT] 1. at right angles to a given… …   English World dictionary

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  • perpendicular — 1 adjective 1 not leaning to one side or the other but exactly upright; vertical 1 (1): a perpendicular line | a perpendicular wall of rock 2 be perpendicular to if one line is perpendicular to another line, they form an angle of 90 degrees 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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