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The Gothic /

by Williams, Gilda, 4eeditor.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Documents of contemporary art series: Publisher: London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel ; MIT Press, 2007Description: 237 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780262731867; 026273186X; 9780854881550; 0854881557.Subject(s): Horror in art | Arts, Modern -- 20th century -- Psychological aspects | Arts, Modern -- 21st century -- Psychological aspects
Contents:
A thematic framework -- A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757 / Edmund Burke -- Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus,1818 / Mary Shelley -- The fall of the house of Usher, 1839 / Edgar Allan Poe -- The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886 / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995 / Anne Williams -- Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997 / Mark Edmundson -- This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art -- Urban Gothic, 1985 / Mike Kelley -- Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997 / Christoph Grünenberg -- The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003 / Michael Cohen -- Modern Gothic, 2004 / Jerry Saltz -- Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004 / Shamin M. Momin -- Insubstantial pageants, 2006 / Marina Warner -- Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006 / Gianni Jetzer -- Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror -- The transparency of evil, 1990 / Jean Baudrillard -- Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995 / Judith Halberstam -- Interview with the vampire, 1976 / Anne Rice -- American psycho, 1991 / Bret Easton Ellis -- Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004 / Trevor Fairbrother -- Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005 / Damien Hirst -- Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998 / Richard Davenport-Hines -- Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006 / Nike Bätzner -- Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006 / Alex Farquharson -- 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies -- Discipline and punish, 1975 / Michel Foucault -- The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980 / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985 / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak -- Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackson's Thriller, 1986 / Kobena Mercer -- Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988 / Richard Dyer -- Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991 / Andrew Ross -- Neuromancer, 1984 / William Gibson -- The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995 / Elisabeth Bronfen -- The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997 / James Meyer.
Transgressing females and the name of the father -- Seminar on The purloined letter, 1972 / Jacques Lacan -- The purveyor of truth, 1975 / Jacques Derrida -- Men, women and chainsaws: gender in the modern horror film, 1992 / Carol Clover -- Carrie, 1974 / Stephen King -- Kant as a theoretician of vampirism, 1994 / Slavoj Zizek -- Interview with Arielle Pelenc: on Vampire's picnic, 1996 / Jeff Wall -- The architecture of trauma: on Louise Bourgeois, 1999 / Beatriz Colomina -- Paul McCarthy's inside out body and the desublimation of masculinity, 2000 / Amelia Jones -- Only the perverse fantasy can still save us: on Matthew Barney, 2002 / Nancy Spector -- American Gothic: on Robert Gober, 2005 / Hal Foster -- Teen angle: on the art of Sue de Beer, 2004 / Bruce Hainley -- The uncanny: doubles and other ghosts -- The uncanny, 1919 / Sigmund Freud -- Playing with dead things: on The uncanny, 1993/2004 / Mike Kelley -- Hand of a wanker, 1988 / Patrick McGrath -- The missing voice: on Janet Cardiff, 2001 / Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev -- a.k.a: on Douglas Gordon, 2001 / Nancy Spector -- Nu·tka·, 1996 / Stan Douglas -- Paul Pfeiffer, 2006 / Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching -- Castles, ruins and labyrinths -- Powers of horror: an essay on abjection, 1982 / Julia Kristeva -- On the museum's ruins, 1993 / Douglas Crimp -- The contested castle: Gothic novels and the subversion of domestic ideology, 1989 / Kate Ferguson Ellis -- The name of the rose, 1980 / Umberto Eco -- A house Is not a home, 2000 / Jonathan Jones -- Dan Graham's Kammerspiel, 1985 / Jeff Wall -- A dark space: on Rachel Whiteread, 1995 / Anthony Vidler -- Species of spaces: on Mike Nelson, 2000 / Jonathan Jones -- Palast, 2004 / Tacita Dean -- The living rooms: on Gregor Schneider, 2004 / Andrew O'Hagan.
Summary: This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work--laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies--as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture. -- publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-233) and index.

A thematic framework -- A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, 1757 / Edmund Burke -- Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus,1818 / Mary Shelley -- The fall of the house of Usher, 1839 / Edgar Allan Poe -- The strange case of Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, 1886 / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic, 1995 / Anne Williams -- Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism and the culture of Gothic, 1997 / Mark Edmundson -- This year's Goth: A short history of the Gothic in contemporary art -- Urban Gothic, 1985 / Mike Kelley -- Gothic: transmutations of horror in late twentieth century art, 1997 / Christoph Grünenberg -- The new Gothic: scary monsters and super creeps, 2003 / Michael Cohen -- Modern Gothic, 2004 / Jerry Saltz -- Beneath the remains: what magic in myth?, 2004 / Shamin M. Momin -- Insubstantial pageants, 2006 / Marina Warner -- Vanitas and lifestyle: a relaxation on our relationship to the symbols of death, 2006 / Gianni Jetzer -- Modern Gothic: death, excess and terror -- The transparency of evil, 1990 / Jean Baudrillard -- Skin shows: Gothic horror and the technology of monsters, 1995 / Judith Halberstam -- Interview with the vampire, 1976 / Anne Rice -- American psycho, 1991 / Bret Easton Ellis -- Skulls: on Andy Warhol, 2004 / Trevor Fairbrother -- Skullduggery: on Steven Gregory, 2005 / Damien Hirst -- Gothic: four hundred years of excess, horror, evil and ruin, 1998 / Richard Davenport-Hines -- Human dignity shall be palpable: on Teresa Margolles, 2006 / Nike Bätzner -- Different strokes: on Richard Hawkins, 2006 / Alex Farquharson -- 'The creature': alien beings and alien bodies -- Discipline and punish, 1975 / Michel Foucault -- The coherence of Gothic conventions, 1980 / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism, 1985 / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak -- Monster metaphors. notes on Michael Jackson's Thriller, 1986 / Kobena Mercer -- Children of the night: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism, 1988 / Richard Dyer -- Strange weather: culture, science and technology in the age of limits, 1991 / Andrew Ross -- Neuromancer, 1984 / William Gibson -- The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's Hysterical performance, 1995 / Elisabeth Bronfen -- The macabre museum: on Mark Dion, 1997 / James Meyer.

Transgressing females and the name of the father -- Seminar on The purloined letter, 1972 / Jacques Lacan -- The purveyor of truth, 1975 / Jacques Derrida -- Men, women and chainsaws: gender in the modern horror film, 1992 / Carol Clover -- Carrie, 1974 / Stephen King -- Kant as a theoretician of vampirism, 1994 / Slavoj Zizek -- Interview with Arielle Pelenc: on Vampire's picnic, 1996 / Jeff Wall -- The architecture of trauma: on Louise Bourgeois, 1999 / Beatriz Colomina -- Paul McCarthy's inside out body and the desublimation of masculinity, 2000 / Amelia Jones -- Only the perverse fantasy can still save us: on Matthew Barney, 2002 / Nancy Spector -- American Gothic: on Robert Gober, 2005 / Hal Foster -- Teen angle: on the art of Sue de Beer, 2004 / Bruce Hainley -- The uncanny: doubles and other ghosts -- The uncanny, 1919 / Sigmund Freud -- Playing with dead things: on The uncanny, 1993/2004 / Mike Kelley -- Hand of a wanker, 1988 / Patrick McGrath -- The missing voice: on Janet Cardiff, 2001 / Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev -- a.k.a: on Douglas Gordon, 2001 / Nancy Spector -- Nu·tka·, 1996 / Stan Douglas -- Paul Pfeiffer, 2006 / Mark Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching -- Castles, ruins and labyrinths -- Powers of horror: an essay on abjection, 1982 / Julia Kristeva -- On the museum's ruins, 1993 / Douglas Crimp -- The contested castle: Gothic novels and the subversion of domestic ideology, 1989 / Kate Ferguson Ellis -- The name of the rose, 1980 / Umberto Eco -- A house Is not a home, 2000 / Jonathan Jones -- Dan Graham's Kammerspiel, 1985 / Jeff Wall -- A dark space: on Rachel Whiteread, 1995 / Anthony Vidler -- Species of spaces: on Mike Nelson, 2000 / Jonathan Jones -- Palast, 2004 / Tacita Dean -- The living rooms: on Gregor Schneider, 2004 / Andrew O'Hagan.

This collection of writings examines the pervasive and influential role of "the Gothic" in contemporary visual culture. The contemporary Gothic in art is informed as much by the stock themes of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novel as it is by more recent permutations of the Gothic in horror film theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Goth subcultures. This reader from London's Whitechapel Gallery brings together artists as different as Matthew Barney, Gregor Schneider, Louise Bourgeois, and Douglas Gordon; its intent is not to use "the Gothic" to group together dissimilar artists but rather to shed light on a particular understanding of their practice. Anthony Vidler looks at ideas of the uncanny to explore Rachel Whiteread's House, and Jeff Wall uses the motif of vampirism to analyze fellow artist Dan Graham's Kammerspell; Hal Foster considers Robert Gober's recent work--laden with Christian symbolism, criticism of America as a nexus of power, and fragmented bodies--as an updated American Gothic, and Kobena Mercer examines the Gothic's depiction of the Other in relation to Michael Jackson's pop video Thriller. Texts by artists including Mike Kelley, Damien Hirst, Tacita Dean, Jonathan Meese, and Catherine Sullivan are complemented by extracts from Walpole's genre-establishing gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, William Gibson, Bret Easton Ellis, and Stephen King, among others, and theoretical writings by such key thinkers as Carol Clover, Beatriz Colomina, Julia Kristeva, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Marina Warner, and Slavoj Zizek. The Gothic provides the first comprehensive overview of the uses of Gothic in contemporary visual culture. -- publisher description.

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