Yale University Press
Having spent so long on the periphery of the art & fashion world, 'Gothic' is taking its place as a bonafide art form influencing fashion, literature, film, media, music, and design. Gothic Dark Glamour (Yale University Press) brings together in this thought provoking tome - the freshest, the darkest and the glamorous works from around the world inspired by the most compelling Gothic art across various media, from paintings and illustrations to photography and most importantly it's impact of fashion through the decades. Gothic is an essential volume for anyone who appreciates this timeless art form and the inspiring figures behind them. Dating back from the eighteenth century 'Gothic' has had a prolific impression on so many designers, the legacy of this visionary work continues to influence designers from Alexander McQueen to John Galliano. This lavishly illustrated volume features many photographs that showcase the 'Gothic' hallmarks: a love of erotic macabre, soaring flights of fancy, death and a devil-may-care dynamic that resulted in wildly eccentric combinations of silhouettes and textures that had never been seen before. A stunning exploration of the themes and historical imagery that inspired many Gothic-esque fashions from around the world this book is a MUST!