gothic

Definitions

Construction

  • In architecture, the prevalent style in Western Europe from the 12th through the 15th century, whose characteristic features included flying buttresses, ribbed vaulting, pointed arches, and lavishly fenestrated walls.

Media Studies

  • adjective part of a subculture in art, architecture, film and dress, which is characterised by a dark aesthetic which challenges accepted norms
  • noun a simple sans serif typeface with strokes of uniform width.

Publishing

  • noun an old typeface, similar to black letter, used in the first printed books.
  • noun a block letter in thick bold sans serif face
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