Venetian Gothic architecture


Venetian Gothic architecture

Venetian Gothic is a term given to a style of architecture combining use of the Gothic lancet arch with Byzantine and Arab influences. The style originates in 14th century Venice where the confluence of Byzantine style from Constantinople met Arab influence from Moorish Spain. Chief examples of the style are the Doge's Palace and the Ca' d'Oro in Venice.

The style was revived in the 19th century, largely through the influence of British architectural critic John Ruskin and his treatise "The Stones of Venice." In North America the style was popularized by architects Charles Amos Cummings, Frank Furness, William Robert Ware, Willard T. Sears, and Frederick William Stevens.

ee also

*Medieval architecture
**Gothic architecture
**Byzantine architecture
**Moorish architecture


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