Favole, Book One

Stone Tears

Author: Victoria Frances

Publisher: Heavy Metal Magazine

ISBN: 9781932413816

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 7894

Favole is an ode to gothic romanticism, a story of immortal passions set in Verona, Venice and Genoa. Told through a series of, haunted images rendered with the paint of our darkest fairy tales.

Lightposts for Living

The Art of Choosing a Joyful Life

Author: Thomas Kinkade

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446676175

Category: Self-Help

Page: 252

View: 3435

An inspirational message from one of America's most popular living artists discusses eighteen simple tenets that can transform lives and build the core spiritual and family values of simplicity and light


Dark Glamour

Author: Valerie Steele,Jennifer Park

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 179

View: 6069

From its origins in the eighteenth-century literature of terror to its contemporary manifestations in vampire fiction, cinema, and art, the gothic has embraced the powers of horror and the erotic macabre. “Gothic” is an epithet with a strange history – evoking images of death, destruction, and decay. Ironically, its negative connotations have made the gothic an ideal symbol of rebellion for a wide range of cultural outsiders. Popularly associated with black-clad teenagers and rock musicians, gothic fashion encompasses not only subcultural styles (from old-school goth to cyber-goth and beyond) but also high fashion by such designers as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano of Christian Dior, Rick Owens, Olivier Theyskens, and Yohji Yamamoto. Fashion photographers, such as Sean Ellis and Eugenio Recuenco, have also drawn on the visual vocabulary of the gothic to convey narratives of dark glamour. As the text and lavish illustrations in this book suggest, gothic fashion has deep cultural roots that give it an enduring potency.

Ferocious Feral Felines

Author: Victoria Frances Raw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781326783235


Page: 188

View: 6940

Beneath the cobbles of Edinburgh live a mysterious, feral army of cats. Commanded by a ruby-eyed tyrant named Pince, these beings have been governed for decades by age-old prejudice and cruelty... That is, until a little unknown house cat steps out into the city's timeworn alleyways. A delightfully peculiar urban fantasy, with an intriguing array of characters, Ferocious Feral Felines tells the story of Sparkles - an orphaned cat with a nameless past. Struggling to discover her true identity in a world filled with mean cats, nice cats, scaredy cats, brave cats, and a world-famous electric violinist named Roderick Hearts, this children's narrative is perfect for small humans (though some big ones might like it too!).

Favole Book 2 Set Me Free

Author: Victoria Frances

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932413847

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 9258

Language Arts & Disciplines

The Morgan Library

An American Masterpiece

Author: Pierpont Morgan Library

Publisher: Piedmont Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 1520

"This book provides an overview of the Library's collections, highlights among which are the ninth-century Lindau Gospels, a rare vellum copy of the Gutenberg Bible, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve, drawings by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Rembrandt Harmensz, van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens, and manuscripts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arnold Schoenberg, Charlotte Bronte, Henry David Thoreau, John Steinbeck, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln."--Jacket.

The Gothic revival

Author: Chris Brooks

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Art

Page: 447

View: 1196

At the height of the Victorian period, a craze for Gothic style swept Englandnd spread far beyond. Gothic architecture, associated with the social andultural ideals of the Middle Ages, was seen as a means of remaking theodern world.;In this exposition, Chris Brooks unravels the layers of meaninghat Gothic held for its many reinventors: from the political uses of Gothicistory in the 17th century to Barry and Pugin's Houses of Parliament in theid-19th century. Yet Gothic is not just buildings: continually recreated, itas taken the form of poetry and fiction, of painting and sculpture, ofovies and video games, of Gothic music and Gothic punk. Gothic became aominant cultural and architectural force not only in 19th-century Britain,ut across Europe, in the United States and in the countries of the Britishmpire. It is still pervasive. This book deals comprehensively with the wholecope of the Gothic Revival.

Late Victorian Gothic Tales

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199538875

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6063

'He was a man of fairly firm fibre, but there was something in this sudden, uncontrollable shriek of horror which chilled his blood and pringled in his skin. Coming in such a place and at such an hour, it brought a thousand fantastic possibilities into his head...' The Victorian fin de siècle: the era of Decadence, The Yellow Book, the New Woman, the scandalous Oscar Wilde, the Empire on which the sun never set. This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age, where the undead walked and evil curses, foul murder, doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships. This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era. The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival, and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Literary Criticism

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

Mapping History's Nightmares

Author: Robert Mighall

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199262182

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 315

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction challenges the prevailing view that 'psychology' explains the Gothic. Mighall offers original readings of familiar texts, from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle; but also a rich store of original sources, from European travelogues to sexological textbooks, from ecclesiastic histories to pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse.
Art, Modern

The Art of Gothic

Author: Natasha Scharf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783052639

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 224

View: 9977

Dressed head-to-toe in black, often with extreme make-up, the gothic look has been a popular once since the 1980s. Gothic art is about more than just album covers and ephemera; it's about fashion, book jackets, cinematography, computer graphics and fine arts. And its influence frequently seeps through into mainstream culture.The first ever English language collection of gothic images available. Features 224 pages of gothic photography and artwork. Contains up to date references that encompass the modern gothic movement as well as the original movement that came from punk. Gathers imagery from around the world, including previously unpublished photographs and artwork. Each chapter includes two special features, including profiles of influential artists or styles. Features articles on the work of well-known artists such as Anne Sudworth and Roman Dirge as well as graphic design teams Parched Art, Leisure Process and 23 Envelope.

The Art of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Steampunk

Author: Hiroshi Unno

Publisher: Pie International

ISBN: 9784756249753


Page: 360

View: 6733

A beautiful visual history book of fantasy art from Romanticism and steampunk to modern illustrations from novels. Art has always been one of the most vivid ways to express people's imagination. Fantasy art illustrates the full range of human fears and dreams, from mythology, the Bible, and the artist's own original and exciting stories. This book describes the history of fantasy art from Romanticism in the 18th century to the modern era by exploring the masterpieces of fantasy artists; William Blake, John Martin, Albert Robida, Jules Gabriel Verne , H.G. Welles and more. It also shows illustrations from science fiction and fantasy novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe, mystery novels by Agatha Christie, and more contemporary fantasy novelists such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Michael Ende . This book illustrates the remarkable transition of fantasy art that occurred in 19th century when steampunk was introduced to the fantasy art world. Steampunk was unique because it was a fantasy-based style that was inspired by a real event, the Industrial Revolution. Today, the influence of steampunk can be seen in everywhere, from legendary films by Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli. This book will surely satisfy all lovers of fantasy art and literature. About the Author: Hiroshi Unno was born in 1939 in Tokyo. Unno writes on art, cinema, music, urbanism, novels, flower arranging and more. Unno recent titles released by PIE International - Avant-Garde Graphics in Russia, William Morris, Harry Clarke, Beautiful Book Design, The World of Mucha, A Thousand and One Nights - have gained recognition worldwide.

Celestial Art

The Fantastic Art of Josephine Wall

Author: Joseph Simas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783613236


Page: 128

View: 6035

The world of artist Josephine Wall is fantastical and enchanting, full of fairies, goddesses, angels and nature spirits. Enjoy some of her most beautiful artworks, alongside engaging text on her life, work and artistic influences as well as the mythic influences, including Northern European, Native American, African and Aboriginal folklore.

Neo-Victorian Gothic

Horror, Violence and Degeneration in the Re-imagined Nineteenth Century

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke,Christian Gutleben

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042036253

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1058

This volume, the third in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, reassesses neo-Victorianism as a quintessentially Gothic movement. Through their revival of bygone spectres, their obsession with forgotten skeletons in the cupboard, and their exploration of nineteenth-century extremities, neo-Victorian works not only reflect our contemporary Gothic culture but also reactivate it and even enrich it with new variations such as postcolonial, eco or steampunk Gothic. Addressed to scholars and students of both Gothic and Neo-Victorian Studies, this volume will also interest contemporary literature specialists, cultural theorists, and those working on popular historical memory, as it explores the paradox of culture's coincident turn to ethics and sensationalism. As exemplified in its generic variety and hybridity, neo-Victorian Gothic resorts to the spectacularisation of horror while simultaneously demonstrating the hyperreal, textual and self-reflexive nature of these spectacles, just as it resorts to the exploitation of hyperbolic and violent sexuality at the same time as challenging sexual norms and identity politics. In spite of these apparent contradictions, the Gothic forms of neo-Victorianism demonstrate their fundamentally ethical goal of interrogating the uncertain limits between self and other, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, past and present.


A Gothic Passion

Author: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin,Paul Atterbury,Clive Wainwright,Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300060140

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

View: 6337

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the most influential designer in nineteenth-century Britain. This is the first book to offer a complete appraisal of Pugin's life and achievements; it contains twenty-one essays by international scholars and specialists; and superb photography has been specially commissioned, and includes numerous objects and buildings never before reproduced.

Imperial Gothic

Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, C. 1840-70

Author: G. A. Bremner

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: 9780300187038

Category: Architecture

Page: 484

View: 9824

The Gothic Revival movement in architecture was intimately entwined with 18th- and 19th-century British cultural politics. By the middle of the 19th century, architects and theorists had transformed the movement into a serious scholarly endeavor, connecting it to notions of propriety and “truth,” particularly in the domain of religious architecture. Simultaneously, reform within the Church of England had worked to widen the aesthetic and liturgical appeal of “correct” gothic forms. Coinciding with these developments, both architectural and religious, was the continued expansion of Britain's empire, including a renewed urgency by the English Church to extend its mission beyond the British Isles. In this groundbreaking new study, G. A. Bremner traces the global reach and influence of the Gothic Revival throughout Britain's empire during these crucial decades. Focusing on religious buildings, he examines the reinvigoration of the Church of England's colonial and missionary agenda and its relationship to the rise of Anglican ecclesiology, revealing the extraordinary nature and extent of building activity that occurred across the British world.

Atkinson Grimshaw

Author: Alexander Robertson

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 4391

A comprehensive study spanning the entire career of the Victorian painter.

Gothic Art

Vampires, Witches, Demons, Dragons, Werewolves & Goths

Author: Nicola Henderson

Publisher: Inspirations & Techniques

ISBN: 9780857759948

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 1864

Gothic Art is a powerful new illustrated book, packed with inimate portraits of lonely vampires, winsome witches and stunning eerie visions. With digital and traditional paintings and photo art, and a fascinating discussion of the gothic, this is a must-have read for anyone interested in the slightly darker, anarchic side of art.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Arlene's Heart

Author: Victoria Frances

Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781561635528

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 76

View: 2621

The fantasy artist famous for the Favola series is back with a metaphor for hope in the shape of a fable where child-like fantasy contrasts with the feeling of isolation and alienation which invades everyday life. Lyrically and suggestively painted, Arlene's Heart is a visual poem of gothic beauty for mature readers.

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200-1550

Author: Paul Williamson

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851778119

Category: Art

Page: 911

View: 5232

"The Victoria and Albert Museum{u2019}s collection of ivory carvings from c. 1200{u2013}1550 is one of the most important in the world. Containing 289 entries, this book is the first catalog of the material to be published since 1929. Together with Medieval Ivory Carvings: Early Christian to Romanesque, it makes available more than 400 pieces of the ivory carver{u2019}s art. Included here are masterpieces and representative examples from many of the vital centers of ivory carving in the Gothic era. Each entry provides a comprehensive physical and scholarly discussion, synthesizing the existing literature and including much new research. Also included are carvings of dubious authenticity, which are discussed as fully as the genuine pieces."--Provided by publisher.