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American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature

Awdur(on): Kerry Dean Carso

Iaith: Saesneg

Cyfres: Gothic Literary Studies

Tachwedd 2014256 tudalen216x138mm

Clawr Caled - 9781783161607 eLyfr - epub - 9781783161621 eLyfr - mobi - 9781783161638 eLyfr - pdf - 9781783161614

Am y llyfr

Mae American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature yn dadansoddi dylanwad nofelau Gothig a straeon rhamant hanesyddol o Brydain ar gelf a phensaernïaeth Americanaidd yn yr oes Ramantaidd. Mae’r ffigyrau allweddol yn cynnwys Thomas Jefferson, Washington Allston, Alexander Jackson Davis, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Thomas Cole, Edwin Forrest a Nathaniel Hawthorne. Mae’r astudiaeth hon yn pwyso a mesur y berthynas symbiotig rhwng y celfyddydau a llenyddiaeth Gothig i ddatgelu posibiliadau dehongli newydd.

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‘Although Mark Twain, and others before him, criticised the infatuation with Sir Walter Scott in American culture, Kerry Dean Carso’s lively book demonstrates the degree to which Gothic literature and architecture deeply shaped American literature, architecture, painting and landscape gardening from the late eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature is a strongly interdisciplinary work, well researched and transatlantic in scope, providing new and exciting ways of thinking about the sources and meanings of American artistic creation in the early national period.’
– David Schuyler, Professor of Humanities and American Studies, Franklin & Marshall College

‘This is an engaging and highly useful interdisciplinary study that explores early nineteenth-century architecture and the visual arts in the United States within the context of antebellum romantic literary culture. Weaving a rich historical narrative that ranges from the estates of the Founding Fathers to the historical paintings of Allston and Cole; from the gothic villas of A. J. Davis, Cooper, Irving and Hawthorn, to Edwin Forrest’s granite castle on the Hudson, the author presents a fascinating and informative work that appeals to general readers as well as specialists.’
– Dr Linda Ferber, New York Historical Society

‘Kerry Dean Carso explores the Gothic imagination in its many complex forms in literature, architecture, art, landscape and theatre, as it explodes the boundaries between fiction and reality and weaves an interconnected web of associations in which sensation triumphs over reason. From the sublime heights of Thomas Jefferson’s crenellated prospect towers to the wild and lawless landscapes of Washington Allston, the romantic incomprehensibility of Washington Irving’s “Sunnyside”, and the stage-set theatricality of Edwin Forrest’s Fonthill Castle, Carso elucidates the power and the primacy of the Gothic sensibility across all realms of creative activity during the early nineteenth century.’
– Gail Fenske, author of The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of Modern New York

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

Kerry Dean Carso

Mae Kerry Dean Carso yn Athro Cyswllt mewn Hanes Celf ym Mhrifysgol Talaith Efrog Newydd yn New Paltz.

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