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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_Gothic

 

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"AMERICAN GOTHIC"[EDIT]

 

"AMERICAN GOTHIC" IS A PAINTING BY GRANT WOOD FROM 1930. WOOD'S INSPIRATION CAME FROM A COTTAGE DESIGNED IN THE CARPENTER GOTHIC STYLE WITH A DISTINCTIVE UPPER WINDOW

AND A DECISION TO PAINT THE HOUSE ALONG WITH "THE KIND

OF PEOPLE I FANCIED SHOULD LIVE IN THAT HOUSE."