This edition of AHFNP, on Gothic art and architecture, is a very special one because it really was the inspiration for the whole series. Credit is due to my sister-in-law and GFOB [Great Friend of the Blog], Britny, who asked about Gothic architecture after attending the rededication of the exquisitely renovated St. Mary’s Church in David City, Nebraska.
I really did set out to write a short response, but realized it is hard to explain a movement without reference to what came before. So, Britny, sorry it took me almost a year and nine articles to actually answer your question.
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