High Gothic

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High Gothic.
1. Gothic architecture from c.1195 to c.1350, known in German as Hochgotik.

2. Supposedly ‘classic’ period of Gothic architecture, embracing Northern French Cathedrals erected c.1195–c.1230 (e.g. Chartres, Rheims, Amiens, and Soissons). The term is problematic, as it raises the question of what is ‘Low Gothic’, and tends to devalue the extra ordinary achievements of later Gothic, especially English Perp.


Bony (1982);
Frankl (1960, 2000);
Grodecki (1986);
Kimpel & and Suckale (1985)