The Art of Gothic

The Art of Gothic

The City And The Soul
Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  September 10, 2016

Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his examination of England's Gothic Revival, focusing on the influence of the Industrial Revolution on Gothic art and literature, which became both backward and forward looking. While Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control in her novel Frankenstein, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights.

Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his examination of England's Gothic Revival, focusing on the influence of the Industrial Revolution on Gothic art and literature, which became both backward and forward looking. While Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control in her novel Frankenstein, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights.

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