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Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840

Dale Townshend


This book seeks to provide 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 literature/architecture relation is a topic that has long preoccupied scholars of the literary Gothic, there remains no monograph-length study of the intriguing interactions between these two aesthetic forms. Equally, Gothic literature has received only cursory treatment in art-historical accounts of the early Gothic Revival in architecture, interiors, and design. Addre ... More

Keywords: Gothic fiction, Gothic architecture, romanticism, heritage, historiography, ruins, romance, architects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845669
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dale Townshend, author
Professor of Gothic Literature, Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University