3/4 The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour (Ep1)
Published on Oct 20, 2014
Episode 1/3 Liberty Diversity Depravity. First broadcast: Oct 2014. In the middle of the 18th century - in England - an entirely surprising thing happened. Out of the Age of Enlightenment and Reason a monster was born - a Gothic obsession with monsters, ghouls, ghosts and things that go bump in the night. From restrained aristocratic beginnings to pornographic excesses, the Gothic revival came to influence popular art, architecture and literature.