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Author Townshend, Dale,
Title Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840 / Dale Townshend.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.

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Author Townshend, Dale,
Subject Gothic revival (Architecture)
Gothic revival (Literature) -- History and criticism.
Architecture and literature -- History -- 18th century.
Architecture and literature -- History -- 19th century.
Architecture, Gothic, in literature.
Description 1 online resource (432 pages)
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Summary The first closely historicized study of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic and Romantic literature.
Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840' provides the first 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 ofthe intriguing and complex interactions between these two aesthetic forms. Equally, Gothic literature has received only the most cursory of treatments in art-historical accounts of the early Gothic Revival in architecture, interiors, and design. In addressing this gap in contemporary scholarship, 'Gothic Antiquity' seeks to situate Gothic writing in relation to the Gothic-architectural theories, aesthetics, and practices with which it was contemporary, providing closely historicized readings of a wide selection of canonical and lesser-known texts and writers. 0Correspondingly, it shows how these architectural debates responded to, and were to a certain extent shaped by, what we have since come to identify as the literary Gothic mode. In both its 'survivalist' and 'revivalist' forms, the architecture of the Middle Ages in the long eighteenth century was always much more than a matter of style. 0Incarnating, for better or for worse, the memory of a vanished 'Gothic' age in the modern, enlightened present, Gothic architecture, be it ruined or complete, prompted imaginative reconstructions of thenation's past-a notable 'visionary' turn, as the antiquary John Pinkerton put it in 1788, in which Gothic writers, architects, and antiquaries enthusiastically participated. 0.
ISBN 9780192584427
0192584421
9780191880780 (electronic bk.)
0191880787 (electronic bk.)
0198845669
9780198845669
OCLC # 1119614410
Additional Format Print version: 9780198845669 (OCoLC)1088537010.


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