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Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin - Davenport-Hines, Richard
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1999, ISBN: 9780865475441

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William Heinemann, London, 1944. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Apart from slight darkening of the pages there is no damage to describe. 1st published in 1943, and then with desert highway added in 1944 Size: 12mo Small Hardcover. VIII, 226. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry, Drama & Criticism; History & Criticism; Play / Playscript; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0261371. . This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $6.50 for shipment within Australia.., William Heinemann, 1944, North Point Press, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From Publishers Weekly Though separated by time, place and vocation, Neapolitan landscape painter Salvator Rosa, English novelist Mary Shelley and American filmmaker David Lynch all belong to the same exclusive club. So argues Davenport-Hines (Auden), often persuasively, in his sweeping examination of modern Western culture's fascination with the dark side. Davenport-Hines holds that a coherent antirationalist tradition can be traced through the work of figures as diverse as Francisco Goya, the Duke of Argyll, Lord Byron, Theodor Adorno and 1980s rock singer Robert Smith of the Cure. He deftly situates the gothicAbroadly defined here as a nonconformist sensibility marked by a morbid fascination with death, decay and the uncannyAin a history that includes the barbarian invasions of Rome and the nature-defying hubris of medieval European architecture. Of course celebrated gothic novelists such as Ann Radcliffe, Matthew "Monk" Lewis and Horace Walpole receive treatment, but more interesting is the author's identification of gothic elements in the work of artists seldom placed in the gloom-and-doom tradition, such as Alexander Pope's carefully planned, and to the 20th-century eye almost kitschy, gardens. The book's efforts to make spiritual confreres of figures as apparently unrelated as Pope and Ian Curtis, the suicidal frontman of gloomy rock group Joy Division, accounts for much of its appeal. And, indeed, the clear delight Davenport-Hines takes in making bedfellows of poets and pop stars, philosophers and splatterpunks, indicates his own penchant for the bizarre and subversive. Although his definition of the gothic becomes at times too elastic, this richly illustrated survey is no less enjoyable and informative for its author's ambition. (June) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal The enduring interest in Gothic and macabre images and stories has drawn the attention of contemporary scholars and critics. Departing from recent volumes that analyze the Gothic in contemporary culture and arts, British critic Davenport-Hines (Auden, Pantheon, 1996) has produced a comprehensive survey of Gothic themes in art, architecture, literature, and film since the early 17th century. Arranged in a sometimes disjointed combination of historic and thematic exposition, the book traces the Gothic imagination: its roots, the 18th-century "Gothic revival," the 19th-century classics (such as Frankenstein and Dracula) that epitomize the genre, the American Gothic, and manifestations of the Gothic in popular culture and film. The level of detail is sometimes excessive, and some chapters seem to lose their focus, but overall, this work provides an informed and readable survey of the genre. Unfortunately, the notes are difficult to use, and the in-text citations are not always clear or explicit. For larger public libraries.AJulia Burch, Cambridge, MA Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. 10 x 7 x 1.5 inches., North Point Press, 1999

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New York. 1999. North Point Press/Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 438 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Rodrigo Corral. 086547544x. keywords: Gothic History Evil. inventory # 27191. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A seminal history of the Gothic imagination, from the seventeenth century to the present day. The birth of gothic can be said to date to the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, an event so powerful it created a new landscape. Indeed, it was the desolate and savage landscape paintings of the seventeenth-century artist Salvator Rosa, with their precipices, ruined castles, dark caves, and contorted trees, that provided the original visual and imaginative frame of the genre. In England, under Rosa’s influence, William Kent created the first gothic garden when he planted a dead tree in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Castles and country houses built like castles are another manifestation of the gothic imagination: in real life, in pictures, and in gothic stories. They are usually places of fear and anxiety; none more so than in Mitchelstown in Cork, where one family lived up to their home: surrounded by stories of murder, sexual degeneracy, eccentricity, madness, decay, and ruin. Whatever the genre, gothic is about exaggeration, about immoderation. This revelatory history ranges through art, architecture, gardening, literature, photography, filmmaking, music, and clothing design, and takes in artists and characters as various as Byron, Horace Walpole, Goya, Frankenstein’s monster, Edgar Allan Poe, Dracula, Jackson Pollock, The Addams Family, David Lynch, The Terminator, and The Cure. . ISBN: 086547544x.

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A seminal history of the Gothic imagination, from the seventeenth century to the present day. The birth of gothic can be said to date to the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, an event so powerful it created a new landscape. Indeed, it was the desolate and savage landscape paintings of the seventeenth-century artist Salvator Rosa, with their precipices, ruined castles, dark caves, and contorted trees, that provided the original visual and imaginative frame of the genre. In England, under Rosa's influence, William Kent created the first gothic garden when he planted a dead tree in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Castles and country houses built like castles are another manifestation of the gothic imagination: in real life, in pictures, and in gothic stories. They are usually places of fear and anxiety; none more so than in Mitchelstown in Cork, where one family lived up to their home: surrounded by stories of murder, sexual degeneracy, eccentricity, madness, decay, and ruin. Whatever the genre, gothic is about exaggeration, about immoderation. This revelatory history ranges through art, architecture, gardening, literature, photography, filmmaking, music, and clothing design, and takes in artists and characters as various as Byron, Horace Walpole, Goya, Frankenstein's monster, Edgar Allan Poe, Dracula, Jackson Pollock, The Addams Family, David Lynch, The Terminator, and The Cure. art,arts music and photography,criticism,gothic and romantic,history,history and criticism,literature and fiction,medieval,movements and periods Medieval, North Point Pr

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Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin
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Richard Davenport-Hines

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Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin

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9780865475441

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