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  AllRefer.com - Gothic romance (Literature, General) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gothic romance, type of novel that flourished in the late 18th and early 19th cent.
Gothic romances were mysteries, often involving the supernatural and heavily tinged with horror, and they were usually set against dark backgrounds of medieval ruins and haunted castles.
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole was the forerunner of the type, which included the works of Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Gregory Lewis, and Charles R. Maturin, and the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
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It will be seen that the main dispositions of the Gothic plan are derived from Carolingian developments of Byzantine modifications of the early Christian basilica, itself but an adaptation of that of pagan Rome; from the Lombards, however, had been acquired three elements which were to lie at the base of Gothic construction.
Perhaps the nearest approach to true Gothic feeling and accomplishment is to be found in the unfinished front of Genoa cathedral; being of the twelfth century, it is sufficiently early to have received something of the first great Gothic impulse, and is a masterpiece of delicate relations and exquisite detail.
Thus in the hour of political and economic misfortune, in the midst of the financial ruin and degradation of the Church, was born flamboyant architecture -- the last frail blossom of medieval genius.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06665b.htm   (9954 words)

 Gothic architecture and art -> The Nature of the Gothic on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The character of the Gothic visual aesthetic was one of immense vitality; it was spikily linear and restlessly active.
Gothic style was the dominant structural and aesthetic mode in Europe for a period of up to 400 years.
The choir and the ambulatory of Autun's cathedral (Gothic architecture).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Gothicar_TheNatureoftheGothic.asp   (536 words)

 Gothic Golf - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gothic Golf is a concept sport run for Goths, by Goths.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001 - 2005 by Gothic Golf.
The contents of this site should be used guide only, subject to change without notice.
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