Gothic - The Evolution of a Dark Subculture

Author(s): Chris Roberts


Gothic images are very much a part of contemporary culture, not least for a style tribe with a passion for black. Gothic has a very long history stretching over hundreds of years of aesthetic evolution, becoming a form of sensational narrative that encompasses fiction, film, television and graphic novels; a genre of underground rock music; and a distinctive visual aesthetic exploited in fashion, the visual arts and digital media. Gothic has proved marvellously adaptable, and fertile ground for endless imaginative reinvention. This book provides an introduction to the wealth of Gothic phenomena. If one thing is true, it is that Gothic knows no boundaries.


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Chris Roberts is a music journalist and film critic, who has contributed the chapters on Sounds and Films to this book. He has written for a variety of international publications and websites, including Classic Rock, The Guardian, Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Elle, Ikon, The Daily Telegraph and Empire. He lives in West London.

Introduction: Gothic Roots; Films; Fiction; Fashion; Architecture & Art; Sounds; Index; Acknowledgements.

General Fields

  • : 9781847960726
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Goodman Books
  • : October 2014
  • : January 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Roberts
  • : Hardback
  • : 224