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Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin
Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin Richard Davenport-Hines 086547544X 9780865475441 The birth of Gothic can be said to date to the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, an event so powerful it created a new landsc
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Gothic: Four Hundred Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin by Richard Davenport-Hines

The birth of Gothic can be said to date to the eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, an event so powerful it created a new landscape. Indeed, it was the desolate and savage landscape paintings of the seventeenth-century artist Salvator Rosa, with their precipices, ruined castles, dark caves, and contorted trees, that provided the original visual and imaginative frame of the genre. In England, under Rosas influence, William Kent created the first Gothic garden when he planted a dead tree on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Author: Richard Davenport-Hines

Language: English

Edition: 1st North Point Press ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 438

Publisher: North Point Pr

Publication Date: 1999-06-01

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ISBN: 086547544X


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