Talk:Collegiate Gothic

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Before I start a slash and burn[edit]

Sherman's March across Georgia campaign here I thought I'd toss my premise out. My thought is that all Gothic Revival located on college campuses is not, by definition Collegiate Gothic . Some of it, stuff by Cram for example, is just Gothic Revival on a college campus. I've just been notified by my social director that I am out of here, so I am - but think about it. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:06, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

It's an interesting question: What are the defining characteristics of Collegiate Gothic that distinguish it within the broader Gothic Revival style? I'm no expert in this matter, but my guess would be that Collegiate Gothic tends to be built in imitation of the medieval buildings at Oxford and Cambridge, and thus is more English than Continental in provenance and favors Perpendicular details and proportions over Early English and Decorated Gothic. Does this jibe with your understanding? (talk) 19:19, 27 October 2011 (UTC)