American Gothic Art and Architecture in the Age of Romantic by Kerry Dean Carso

By Kerry Dean Carso

American Gothic paintings and structure within the Age of Romantic Literature analyses the effect British Gothic novels and old romances had on American paintings and structure within the Romantic period. Key figures contain Thomas Jefferson, Washington Allston, Alexander Jackson Davis, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Thomas Cole, Edwin Forrest and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne articulated the topic of this publication whilst he wrote that he may possibly comprehend Sir Walter Scott’s romances larger after viewing Scott’s Gothic Revival apartment Abbotsford, and he understood the home greater for having learn the romances. This research investigates this symbiotic courting among the humanities and Gothic literature to bare new interpretative possibilities.

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