The Resource The Gothic, edited by Gilda Williams

The Gothic, edited by Gilda Williams

Label
The Gothic
Title
The Gothic
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gilda Williams
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work--laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies--as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture. -- publisher diecription
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.H67
LC item number
G68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Williams, Gilda
Series statement
Documents of contemporary art
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  • Horror in art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
  • Horror in art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Arts, Modern
  • Art
  • Arts, Modern
  • Horror
Label
The Gothic, edited by Gilda Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-233) and index
Contents
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995
  • Anne Williams
  • Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997
  • Mark Edmundson
  • This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art
  • Urban Gothic, 1985
  • Mike Kelley
  • Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997
  • Christoph Grünenberg
  • A thematic framework
  • The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003
  • Michael Cohen
  • Modern Gothic, 2004
  • Jerry Saltz
  • Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004
  • Shamin M. Momin
  • Insubstantial pageants, 2006
  • Marina Warner
  • Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006
  • Gianni Jetzer
  • A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757
  • Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror
  • The transparency of evil, 1990
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995
  • Judith Halberstam
  • Interview with the vampire, 1976
  • Anne Rice
  • American psycho, 1991
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004
  • Edmund Burke
  • Trevor Fairbrother
  • Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005
  • Damien Hirst
  • Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998
  • Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006
  • Nike Bätzner
  • Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006
  • Alex Farquharson
  • 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies
  • Frankenstein, 1818
  • Discipline and punish, 1975
  • Michel Foucault
  • The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackon's Thriller, 1986
  • Kobena Mercer
  • Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988
  • Richard Dyer
  • Mary Shelley
  • Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991
  • Andrew Ross
  • Neuromancer, 1984
  • William Gibson
  • The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995
  • Elisabeth Bronfen
  • The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997
  • James Meyer --
  • The fall of the house of Usher, 1839
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995
  • Anne Williams
  • Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997
  • Mark Edmundson
  • This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art
  • Urban Gothic, 1985
  • Mike Kelley
  • Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997
  • Christoph Grünenberg
  • A thematic framework
  • The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003
  • Michael Cohen
  • Modern Gothic, 2004
  • Jerry Saltz
  • Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004
  • Shamin M. Momin
  • Insubstantial pageants, 2006
  • Marina Warner
  • Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006
  • Gianni Jetzer
  • A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757
  • Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror
  • The transparency of evil, 1990
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995
  • Judith Halberstam
  • Interview with the vampire, 1976
  • Anne Rice
  • American psycho, 1991
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004
  • Edmund Burke
  • Trevor Fairbrother
  • Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005
  • Damien Hirst
  • Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998
  • Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006
  • Nike Bätzner
  • Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006
  • Alex Farquharson
  • 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies
  • Frankenstein, 1818
  • Discipline and punish, 1975
  • Michel Foucault
  • The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackon's Thriller, 1986
  • Kobena Mercer
  • Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988
  • Richard Dyer
  • Mary Shelley
  • Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991
  • Andrew Ross
  • Neuromancer, 1984
  • William Gibson
  • The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995
  • Elisabeth Bronfen
  • The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997
  • James Meyer --
  • The fall of the house of Usher, 1839
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780262731867
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010339
Stock number
99957706279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)86038291
  • (OCoLC)ocm86038291
Label
The Gothic, edited by Gilda Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-233) and index
Contents
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995
  • Anne Williams
  • Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997
  • Mark Edmundson
  • This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art
  • Urban Gothic, 1985
  • Mike Kelley
  • Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997
  • Christoph Grünenberg
  • A thematic framework
  • The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003
  • Michael Cohen
  • Modern Gothic, 2004
  • Jerry Saltz
  • Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004
  • Shamin M. Momin
  • Insubstantial pageants, 2006
  • Marina Warner
  • Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006
  • Gianni Jetzer
  • A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757
  • Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror
  • The transparency of evil, 1990
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995
  • Judith Halberstam
  • Interview with the vampire, 1976
  • Anne Rice
  • American psycho, 1991
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004
  • Edmund Burke
  • Trevor Fairbrother
  • Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005
  • Damien Hirst
  • Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998
  • Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006
  • Nike Bätzner
  • Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006
  • Alex Farquharson
  • 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies
  • Frankenstein, 1818
  • Discipline and punish, 1975
  • Michel Foucault
  • The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackon's Thriller, 1986
  • Kobena Mercer
  • Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988
  • Richard Dyer
  • Mary Shelley
  • Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991
  • Andrew Ross
  • Neuromancer, 1984
  • William Gibson
  • The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995
  • Elisabeth Bronfen
  • The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997
  • James Meyer --
  • The fall of the house of Usher, 1839
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995
  • Anne Williams
  • Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997
  • Mark Edmundson
  • This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art
  • Urban Gothic, 1985
  • Mike Kelley
  • Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997
  • Christoph Grünenberg
  • A thematic framework
  • The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003
  • Michael Cohen
  • Modern Gothic, 2004
  • Jerry Saltz
  • Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004
  • Shamin M. Momin
  • Insubstantial pageants, 2006
  • Marina Warner
  • Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006
  • Gianni Jetzer
  • A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757
  • Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror
  • The transparency of evil, 1990
  • Jean Baudrillard
  • Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995
  • Judith Halberstam
  • Interview with the vampire, 1976
  • Anne Rice
  • American psycho, 1991
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004
  • Edmund Burke
  • Trevor Fairbrother
  • Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005
  • Damien Hirst
  • Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998
  • Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006
  • Nike Bätzner
  • Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006
  • Alex Farquharson
  • 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies
  • Frankenstein, 1818
  • Discipline and punish, 1975
  • Michel Foucault
  • The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980
  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  • Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackon's Thriller, 1986
  • Kobena Mercer
  • Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988
  • Richard Dyer
  • Mary Shelley
  • Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991
  • Andrew Ross
  • Neuromancer, 1984
  • William Gibson
  • The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995
  • Elisabeth Bronfen
  • The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997
  • James Meyer --
  • The fall of the house of Usher, 1839
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9780262731867
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010339
Stock number
99957706279
System control number
  • (OCoLC)86038291
  • (OCoLC)ocm86038291

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