Gothic effigy brings together for the first time the multifarious visual motifs and media associated with Gothic, many of which have never received serious study before. This guide is the most comprehensive work in its field, a study aid that draws links between a considerable array of Gothic visual works and artifacts, from the work of Salvator Rosa and the first illustrations of Gothic Blue Books to the latest Gothic painters and graphic artists. Currently popular areas such as Gothic fashion, gaming, T.V. and film are considered, as well as the ghostly images of magic lantern shows.
This groundbreaking study will serve as an invaluable reference and research book. In its wide range and closely detailed descriptions, it will be very attractive for students, academics, collectors, fans of popular Gothic culture and general readers.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'With 60 luscious black and white illustrations, Gothic Effigy is a real feast for the eyes as well as a stimulating and encyclopaedic intervention in Gothic Studies. The book takes its readers on an ambitious journey through the various histories of Gothic visual media, most of which have only peripherally been the subject of academic attention. Bringing together traditional architecture, sculpture and painting with more modern artistic and ludic ephemera like jewellery, Halloween hayrides and graffiti, David Annwn Jones's new book proves to be original, erudite, approachable and necessary. Nothing short of an instant classic.'
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University -- .