Pointed architecture | Article about pointed architecture by The Free Dictionary
Characterized by Gothic arches.
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all my knowledge of pointed architecture
was confined to a tolerably good notion of details in the abstract; but these I employed with so little judgement or propriety, that, although the parts were correct and exceedingly well executed, collectively they appeared a complete burlesque of pointed design."
It was a style, he argued, which offered 'those broad masses and strong shadows we all admire so much in Eastern architecture' and which 'associates with the Eastern pointed architecture
more than any other style' while retaining 'a distinct and well defined European character'.
Pugin True Principles of Christian or Pointed Architecture
, 1853, first page.