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Synonyms for Gothic

extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths

a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries

as if belonging to the Middle Ages

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characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

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Hamp 1990b; Polome 1990), which is presumably what Jones meant by 'the Gothick and the Celtick' being 'blended with a very different idiom'.
Unlike our Romantics, Islamic poets and philosophers felt no need to moon about among carefully sited grottoes and temples or artfully constructed Gothick ruins.
Across Wood Street to the east of the Rogers site is Wren's gothick tower of St Alban, the rest of which was destroyed during the war; it is one of the very few reminders of the scale of the place before bombs and planners destroyed it.
Kilpeck in Herefordshire is an Angevin union of pagan and Christian imagery; Long Melford in Suffolk and Fairford in Gloucestershire are radiant theatres of active faith; Ludham in Norfolk reveals the dead hand of the State taking over from God with its canvas of the Holy Rood reversed to carry the Arms of Elizabeth I; Patrishow in Brecon is symbolic of piety standing its ground; Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, is the beaut), of holiness, and rum repaired; Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire, represents negative Puritanism; Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, shows High Church defiance; Mildenhall in Wiltshire is the Age of Reason playing at Gothick fun; and lastly, at Highnam, just outside Gloucester, the Oxford Movement delivers the real forms of medieval faith a second time.
Speedwell Castle is an extraordinary piece of Georgian Gothick, quite out of character with its sedate surroundings.
ALTHOUGH William Beckford wrote a Gothick romance as reckless and immoderate as himself, his life of epic prodigality would arrest attention had he not written a single line.
In the early nineteenth century, Schinkel added a semi-attached campanile and Gothick details like the porches.
The church is a rare example of Strawberry Hill Gothick - as unlikely a sight in rural Herefordshire as a block of flats.
She discussed the fashion for chinoiserie in self-mocking terms: 'Sick of Grecian elegance and symmetry, or Gothick grandeur and magnificence, we must all seek the barbarious gaudy gout of the Chinese; and fat-headed pagods and shaking mandarins bear the prize from the finest works of antiquity.
Even the normally restrained Pevsner notes Pool House for its 'delightful late 18th century Gothick faiade'.
By 1778, they were displayed in the Hall at Hovingham Hall in Yorkshire, alongside Giambologna's Samson and a Philistine, plaster casts of antique statuary, large busts of philosophers and emperors, part of an ancient Roman monument, some terracottas after the sculptor Francois Duquesnoy (1579-1643), and a Doric book press (60)--not so different from the motley company the Egyptian statue kept amidst the gothick gloom of The Vyne.
Having converted his own house to Gothick, Miller set about turning the clock back on the hill above.
With rare exceptions, such as Westminster's bizarre Gothick (Victorian Gothic) Houses of Parliament by Pugin, the classical is almost uniformly the architectural idiom of choice to represent power, gravitas, civic and national pride and order.