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- n. a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches
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The Cimetière du Père Lachaise was Paris’s largest and most impressive cemetery, with its grand gothic architecture and ornate tombs, their extraordinary statues rising up from beds of granite as though they had heard a noise or had turned to stone without warning in the midst of a dance.