2/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep2)
Published on Oct 27, 2014
Episode 2/3 The City and the Soul. First broadcast: Oct 2014. As the Industrial Revolution promised more and more inexplicable wonders of the modern world, Gothic art and literature became both backward and forward looking. In her novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control, while Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights. Where would it all end ?