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Gothic Art [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Mick Mercer , Nicola Henderson
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Book Description

7 Oct 2013
Gothic Art is a powerful new illustrated book, packed with inimate portraits of lonely vampires, winsome witches and stunning visions of eerie characters and landscapes. Gothic art has surged in popularity over recent years, fuelled by the Twilight phenomenon, then cool TV series such as True Blood, Vampire Diaries and My Babysitter’s a Vampire and bestselling games cards from Wizards of the Coast. The Hunger Games generation is fascinated by gothic themes and this fantastic new book brings together the hottest new talent with classic gothic artists such as Aly Fell, Anne Stokes, Alex Horley, Jasmine Beckett-Griffith and Brom, to create an explosive, imaginative tour-de-force. With digital and traditional paintings and photo art, and a fascinating discussion of the gothic, this is a must-have read for anyone interested in the slightly darker, anarchic side of art.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing; New edition (7 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857759949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857759948
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 28 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nicola Henderson (author) writes for the sci-fi and fantasy arts magazine ImagineFX at Future Publishing. Her specialist fields of academic interest veer towards alternative cultural movements, with videogame history, Japanese culture and contemporary feminism being ongoing pursuits. Nicola has held a lifelong fascination with Gothic art and culture, along with an eclectic range of art styles and literature. 

Mick Mercer (foreword) is best known for his reviews and photographs of the goth, punk and indie music scenes and editorship of prolific music magazines Panache and ZigZag. He is author of such titles as Hex Files: The Goth Bible and 21st Century Goth, and publishes a monthly online magazine, THE MICK. He is a keen consumer of all that is Gothic in flavour and vision.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic Art. 22 Nov 2013
By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
This nicely produced hardback book is pretty good value for it`s size and content.

There are 170 full-colour illustrations of what most would consider mainstream Gothic art subject matter; vampires, witches, demons, werewolves etc.. The images are large - some in double-page spreads - and the layout is good.
The text is very informative, dealing with the history and influence of Gothic Romanticism from it early literary origins, through 19th century art and on into film, gaming and the explosion of dark-fantasy literature and imagery of the current scene.
Unfortunately, the text feels as if it was written and the illustrations compiled independently, as there is little direct reference made to much of the work included in the book and a great deal of the material discussed by Nicola Henderson's otherwise excellent narrative is not included here; the book is best read in conjunction with internet access in order to find some of the artwork referred to.
Most of the work has been rendered by digital means - the handful of demonstrations are double-page breakdowns of Photoshop procedures - but aren`t all that useful as examples; I don`t see the point in their inclusion really.
There is work in traditional media - evocative, eerie nocturnal pastel-rendered landscapes by Anne Sudworth, oils by Brom, acrylics by Alex Horley, etc., but the bulk is by well-known digital artists like the very popular Anne Stokes et al. I have no problem with this, but it does present a rather narrow range of mainly commercial artists and the Gothic aesthetic is broader and wider-ranging than this selection would imply; so in this respect the book is a bit of a missed opportunity.
Limitations, however are understandable as this would then have to be a very much larger book indeed.

A good coffee-table book for those of a darker disposition; a nice volume to leaf through and quite inspiring if you are artistically inclined.
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5.0 out of 5 stars stunning 14 Feb 2014
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this is a really lovely book. beautiful art work well worth the money a must for anyone into gothic art
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Well Written Book 18 Nov 2013
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A very well written book, the author has sound knowledge of the subject combined with brilliant illustrations - a 'must have' for all Gothic art fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic Art. 25 Nov 2013
By J. Mcdonald - Published on Amazon.com
This nicely produced hardback book is pretty good value for it`s size and content.

There are 170 full-colour illustrations of what most would consider mainstream Gothic art subject matter; vampires, witches, demons, werewolves etc.. The images are large - some in double-page spreads - and the layout is good.
The text is very informative, dealing with the history and influence of Gothic Romanticism from it early literary origins, through 19th century art and on into film, gaming and the explosion of dark-fantasy literature and imagery of the current scene.
Unfortunately, the text feels as if it was written and the illustrations compiled independently, as there is little direct reference made to much of the work included in the book and a great deal of the material discussed by Nicola Henderson's otherwise excellent narrative is not included here; the book is best read in conjunction with internet access in order to find some of the artwork referred to.
Most of the work has been rendered by digital means - the handful of demonstrations are double-page breakdowns of Photoshop procedures - but aren`t all that useful as examples; I don`t see the point in their inclusion really.
There is work in traditional media - evocative, eerie nocturnal pastel-rendered landscapes by Anne Sudworth, oils by Brom, acrylics by Alex Horley, etc., but the bulk is by well-known digital artists like the very popular Anne Stokes et al. I have no problem with this, but it does present a rather narrow range of mainly commercial artists and the Gothic aesthetic is broader and wider-ranging than this selection would imply; so in this respect the book is a bit of a missed opportunity.
Limitations, however are understandable as this would then have to be a very much larger book indeed.

A good coffee-table book for those of a darker disposition; a nice volume to leaf through and quite inspiring if you are artistically inclined.
5.0 out of 5 stars received 5 Feb 2014
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very happy with this purchase
has inspired me greatly can't wait to work on a few of my own sketches
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