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Nightfall – Gothic Imagination Since Frankenstein
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  Le retour des ténèbres L’imaginaire gothique depuis Frankenstein
Edited by Justine Moeckli and Merel van Tilburg.
Contributions by Carolin Behrmann, Caroline Guignard, Cindy Kang, Déborah Laks, Éric Michaud, Johannes von Müller, Sara Petrucci, Andrei Pop, Markus Rath, Sybren Renema, Merel van Tilburg, Gilda Williams, Michelle Witen.

Graphic Design: Madame Paris.
published in December 2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
14 x 20 cm (softcover)
480 pages (375 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-0-9911804-4-8
EAN: 9780991180448
out of print
 
Nightfall gives an overview of Gothic imagination in the arts, from the 18th century to the present day. This pocket-sized catalogue examines the persistent influence of the pioneering works of modern gothic fiction through a series of essays and a rich iconography.
The publication traces the persistence of Gothic themes and motives in art through a close reading of three narratives imagined on the shores of Lake Geneva during the summer of 1816 by Mary Shelley, John Polidori, and Lord Byron, which marked the beginnings of a modern gothic fiction that continues to influence and resonate today.
With a rich selection of illustrations—375 in color—spanning the centuries from the eighteenth to the twenty-­first, and a wide-ranging series of essays by contemporary writers and critics, the catalog offers a perspective on this artistic and literary genre, and shines a light on the dark side of humanity.
Thanks to a pocket-size format, this 480-page exhibition catalog is very practical to consult and share.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Musée Rath, Geneva, from December 2, 2016, to March 19, 2017.

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