NIGHTFALL: GOTHIC IMAGINATION SINCE FRANKENSTEIN
Justine Moeckli and Merel van Tilburg
Co-published with Musées d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève
English and French
14 x 20 cm
480 pages (375 color ill.)
This catalog is published on the occasion of the exhibition Nightfall: Gothic Imagination Since Frankenstein at Musée Rath, Geneva, from December 2, 2016 to March 19, 2017. It 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, this publication 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.