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American Gothic art and architecture in the age of Romantic literature

Author: Kerry Dean Carso
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Gothic literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature analyses the impact British Gothic novels and historical romances had on American art and architecture in the Romantic era. Key figures include Thomas Jefferson, Washington Allston, Alexander Jackson Davis, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Thomas Cole, Edwin Forrest and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne articulated the subject of this book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Dean Carso
ISBN: 9781783161607 1783161604
OCLC Number: 903178669
Description: xviii, 247 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gothic Monticello: Thomas Jefferson's garden narratives --
'Banditti Mania': the gothic haunting of Washington Allston --
'Arranging the trap doors': the gothic revival castles of Alexander Jackson Davis --
Old dwellings transmogrified: the homes of James Fenimore Cooper and Washington Irving --
Gothic castles in the landscape: Thomas Cole, Sir Walter Scott and the Hudson River School of Painting --
The theatrical spectacle of medieval revival: Edwin Forrest's Fonthill Castle --
Conclusion. 'Clap It Into a romance:' Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic houses.
Series Title: Gothic literary studies.
Responsibility: Kerry Dean Carso.

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This book analyses the influence of British Gothic novels and historical romances on American art and architecture in the Romantic era.  Read more...

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