The Gothic

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This reader provides a comprehensive overview of the Gothic in contemporary visual culture. Informed as much by the stock themes of the 18th and 19th century Gothic novel as by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis and Goth subcultures. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from the writings of Horace Walpole, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner and Slavoj Zizek. Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies dedicated to major themes and ideas in contemporary art, edited by various scholars, artists, critics, or curators, this book is co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press.

ISBN: 9780854881550
Dimensions: 14.9 x 21 cm, 240 pages
Materials: Paperback
Product code: 900318