Author(s): Natasha Scharf
Dressed head-to-toe in black, often with extreme make-up, the gothic look has been a popular once since the 1980s. Gothic art is about more than just album covers and ephemera; it's about fashion, book jackets, cinematography, computer graphics and fine arts. And its influence frequently seeps through into mainstream culture.The first ever English language collection of gothic images available. Features 224 pages of gothic photography and artwork. Contains up to date references that encompass the modern gothic movement as well as the original movement that came from punk. Gathers imagery from around the world, including previously unpublished photographs and artwork. Each chapter includes two special features, including profiles of influential artists or styles. Features articles on the work of well-known artists such as Anne Sudworth and Roman Dirge as well as graphic design teams Parched Art, Leisure Process and 23 Envelope.
Natasha Scharf is a London based music and alternative culture journalist and is one of the world's leading authorities on gothic music and subculture who specialises in gothic subculture. She founded and edited Meltdown in 1999, which became the UKs bestselling magazine for Goths and she also writes for Metal Hammer and Prog.