Gothic Revival A & I by Chris BrooksGothic Revival A & I by Chris Brooks

Gothic Revival A & I

byChris BrooksAs told byChris Brooks

Paperback | August 12, 1999

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At the height of the Victorian period, a passion for Gothic style swept England and spread far beyond. Gothic architecture, associated with the social and cultural ideals of the Middle Ages, was seen as a means of remaking the modern world.

In this lucid exposition, Chris Brooks unravels the layers of meaning that Gothic held for its many reinventors: from the political uses of Gothic history in the seventeenth century to Barry and Pugin's Houses of Parliament in the mid-nineteenth. Yet Gothic is not just buildings: continually recreated, it has taken the form of poetry and fiction, of painting and sculpture, of movies and video games, of Gothic music and Gothic punk. This is the first book to deal comprehensively with the whole scope of the Gothic Revival.

Title:Gothic Revival A & IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.75 × 6.25 × 1.12 inPublished:August 12, 1999Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714834807

ISBN - 13:9780714834801

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Gothic art, which originated in the Middle Ages, has been revitalised throughout the ages, from Victorian England to the Goth punk movement of today. The Gothic Revival explores the meaning behind this artistic and architectural reinterpretation of Gothic style. Through poetry, literature, sculpture, fashion and architecture, Chris Brooks leads a journey through history in search of the true meaning behind all things ‘Gothic.’