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Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840

Author: Dale Townshend
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This title provides a sustained scholarly account of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic literature (fiction; poetry; drama) in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although the relationship between literature and architecture is a topic that has long preoccupied scholars of the literary Gothic, there remains, to date, no monograph-length study of the intriguing and complex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Townshend
ISBN: 9780198845669 0198845669
OCLC Number: 1158425455
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: Gothic Antiquity, Gothic Architecture, Gothic Romance1: Associationist Aesthetics and the Foundations of the Architectural Imagination2: Horace Walpole's Enchanted Castles3: From 'Castles in the Air' to the Topographical Gothic: Locating Ann Radcliffe's Architectural Imagination4: Improvement, Repair, and the Uses of the Gothic Past: Architecture, Chivalry, and Romance5: Venerable Ruin' or 'Nurseries of Superstition': Ecclesiastical Architecture and the Gothic Literary Aesthetic6: Antiquarian Gothic Romance: Castles, Ruins, and Visions of Gothic AntiquityConclusion: From the Gothic to the Medieval: Historiography, Romanticism, and the Trajectories of the Architectural Imagination
Responsibility: Dale Townshend.

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The first closely historicized study of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic and Romantic literature.  Read more...

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