Definitions for "Gothic Revival"
When comparing the Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages, from the 12th century to the 15th century, the fundamental difference is that the Gothic Revival Style is strictly concerned with the architectural features, rather than trying to recreate a Gothic building. Most often there was the tendency of only reviving the pointed opening, buttress, and other decorative motifs. These include the rose window, lancet, label moulding, and crenellation. 1840 - 1880
Also known as 'STYLE TROUBADOUR'. A renewed interest in mediaeval art during the 18th and 19th centuries.
and from 1760 Gothic-style tracery appeared on work by Thomas chippendale and others. The 19thC Gothic Revival started with poorly executed and over-elaborate Gothic motifs on European furniture and metalwork, dubbed by the Victorians as abbotsford style and known as Troubadour style in France and Dantesque in Italy. British architect Augustus pugin reacted against this excess in the 1830s, with more authentic methods of construction and decoration. Later furniture designers who followed his lead include William burges, William morris, Bruce talbert, and Charles eastlake.