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The facade of the east gate of Mezquita from Cordoba Spain and he West facade of Laon Cathedral from Laon France

Introduction The early gothic period was characterised by a myriad of art and architecture and flourished across Europe during the late middle ages and the high middle ages. Gothic architecture evolved to become the Renaissance architecture from what was previously known as the Romanesque architecture originating from France. Cathedrals and churches were mainly the ones that adopted this form of art and architecture especially in the 16th century with the main aim of expressing wealth, power and religious faith. Two examples are the Fa├žade of the East Gate of Mezquita from Cordoba Spain that begun in 961 to 965 and…