Neogothic or pseudogotic (from italian. gotiko - "barbaric", neos - "new") - the direction in architecture XVIII-XIX centuries. Reviving the shape and design features of the medieval gothic. Neogothic style developed in the era of intensive development of capitalist relations, the nucleation of imperialism and colonization of the continent by Europeans.
Neogothic was born in the 40-ies XVIII century in Great Britain, where the tradition of gothic art were the most heavily, along with the rise of landscape art and poetizing "medieval era". Most prevalent neogothic style was the Holy Roman Empire, France, Italy, Spain, as well as in the colonial possessions of Great Britain, which they erected many public and government buildings.
Neogothic was recognized for exemplary style for the construction of сatholic and зrotestant churches, as well as for large public buildings, country houses. At this time, intensely reinforced and restored monuments of medieval architecture. For the European пothic nineteenth century characteristic ctremlenie renewable characteristic of пothic art integrity of creative thinking, awareness of the aesthetic value of frame construction, along with extensive use of cast-iron structures. Sunset neogothic style in Europe fell on top of. When to replace the excess of gothic decor came severe forms of the Romanesque style.
Unlike in Europe all the neogothic churches in Belarus are built at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. Because of the ban on the construction of churches, which the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, abolished only in 1905 the famous Manifest. After that catholic churches in the gothic revival style were built throughout the territory of Belarus. In the neogothic style built three of the tallest religious structures in Belarus: Trinity catholic church in Gervyati, church of St. Peter and Paul in Zhuprani, church of St. Vladislav in Subotnick.