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10. The Gothic dream

10. The Gothic dream  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0010
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The Gothic Revival in architecture, as with Gothic Romanticism, took much inspiration from Horace Walpole. It encompassed a whole theory of social renewal. The Gothic Revival universalized ... More
13. First and last and always

13. First and last and always  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0013
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Gothic cinema is universally recognizable. It has become a worldwide phenomenon, complete with the ethos of the Gothic Revival and elements of the earlier Gothic myth, from a belief in ... More
7. Self-portraiture, photography, and performance

7. Self-portraiture, photography, and performance  

Laura Marcus

in Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785252
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10.1093/actrade/9780199669240.003.0008
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The relationship between visual and literary self-portraits is mutual. Portraiture and self-portraiture in art have frequently been linked to biography and autobiography. This is true in ... More
2. Pariscultural decadence

2. Paris: cultural decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190610258
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10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0003
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The decline of Rome held special relevance for the French because the architects of the French Revolution took Republican Rome as their model of governance. The work of the traditionalist ... More
5. An environmental discipline

5. An environmental discipline  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779992
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0005
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Environmentalism was born in protest against the harm done through human industry and exploitation of industry. ‘An environmental discipline’ illustrates how the roots of contemporary ... More
6. Taste and order

6. Taste and order  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0006
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In a democratic culture, it may seem presumptuous to claim to have better taste than someone else. According to ‘Taste and order’, taste is intimately bound up with our personal life and ... More
2. Ancient worlds

2. Ancient worlds  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191860300
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10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0002
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A great deal is known about reading in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, but it is important to remember that a good deal of what we think of as Greek and Roman literature was heard and ... More
3. Londonsocial decadence

3. London: social decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0004
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Decadence in Great Britain takes form in the late nineteenth century as both a reflection of and reaction to the urban plan of its capital city. London decadence has this in common with ... More
The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Groom

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.001.0001
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The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction shows that the concept of ‘Gothic’ is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror ... More
11. New England Goths

11. New England Goths  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0011
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An examination of the Gothic in the United States gives a very different picture of Gothic culture to that in Britain. The history that American Gothic addresses in literature is mainly ... More
2. The historical evolution of design

2. The historical evolution of design  

John Heskett

in Design: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776748
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854469.003.0002
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9780192854469
The human capacity to design has remained constant even though its means and methods have altered, in parallel to technological, organizational, and cultural changes. ‘The historical ... More
1. Judging beauty

1. Judging beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0001
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We discern beauty in concrete objects and abstract ideas, in works of nature and works of art, in things, animals and people, in objects, qualities and actions. As the list expands to take ... More
4. Potato souptrue stories/real life

4. Potato soup: true stories/real life  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191853500
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0004
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Princes and queens, palaces and castles dominate the foreground of a fairy tale, but through the gold and glitter, the depth of the scene is filled with vivid and familiar circumstances, as ... More
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.001.0001
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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object — either in art, in nature, or the human form — beautiful. It strongly refutes the ... More
5. Artistic beauty

5. Artistic beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0005
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Only in the 19th century, did art replace natural beauty as the core subject-matter of aesthetics. Works of art have a dominant function. They are objects of aesthetic interest. They may ... More
9. Concluding thoughts

9. Concluding thoughts  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0009
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9780199229758
The reader will have noticed that I have not said what beauty is. I have implicitly rejected the neo-Platonist view of beauty, as a feature of Being itself. God is beautiful; but not for ... More
4. Vienna and Berlinsociocultural decadence

4. Vienna and Berlin: sociocultural decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190610258
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10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0005
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9780190610227
Sociocultural integration occurred first in fin-de-siècle Vienna, where decadence underwent a “bourgeoisification” and where the taste for decadence, no longer limited to aristocrats or ... More

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