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Sam Saccomen

The Gothic period shows us just how fast change can happen in the world. Abbot Suger created the point arch allowing these beautiful structure to expand the whole church and bring in light. The Romanesque churches had very thick and large columns to hold up these heavy walls, while gothic churches were thin columns created in to arches bringing a more elegant look. The windows were very small throughout the Romanesque period. The window became large in the Gothic period bringing in light from every angle of the church. These glass windows had beautiful designs on them and had various colors that luminated as the sun hit the windows. Suger read about divinity and light and how they related in various ways. Suger used these windows to transport all individuals that step into that church to a more heavenly place. He believed adding more light throughout the church would give these individuals a close feeling to Heaven and God himself.