" and Marco Cassani on the Gothic revival in Italy"

Marco Cassani is  the name of an Italian artist who was born in 1981, but is too young to be the individual referred to here. There are no records on the internet of other well-known Marco Cassanis who were working as journalists, artists, or historians in the 1980s.

 

 

Gothic Revival stained glass window at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, Italy
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGothic Revival stained glass window at Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome, Italy - Credit: Wernfred Zolnhofer

The Gothic Revival style in architecture and the decorative arts, which is also known as Neo-Gothic, originated in England in the 18th century, and later spread to Europe and the Americas. It was broadly characterised by a re-kindling of interest in the architecture and decorative arts of the Medieval period, and, inevitably, it was expressed in different ways in different countries. The pictures (left, right, and below) show various examples of the  Gothic Revival style in Italy.

 

German/Dutch Congregational church at Livorno, Italy (1862-1864)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGerman/Dutch Congregational church at Livorno, Italy (1862-1864) - Credit: Lucarelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courthouse at Chiavari, Italy (built 1886)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCourthouse at Chiavari, Italy (built 1886) - Credit: Maurizio Codogno