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The Resource Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840, Dale Townshend

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

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Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840
Title
Gothic antiquity
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history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840
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Dale Townshend
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Townshend, Dale,
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • Gothic revival (Architecture)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Architecture and literature
  • Architecture and literature
  • Architecture, Gothic, in literature
  • Architecture and literature
  • Gothic revival (Architecture)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
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Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840, Dale Townshend
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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1088537010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780198845669
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088537010
Label
Gothic antiquity : history, romance, and the architectural imagination, 1760-1840, Dale Townshend
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1088537010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780198845669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088537010

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