Terror and Wonder
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For 250 years, the predilection for horror has cast a dark shadow over the Western imagination. Produced to accompany a major exhibition at the British Library, this collection of essays traces its meanings and manifestations across time. Through 150 images, including prints, painting, film clips and artefacts, contributors track the mutations of the Gothic from its 18th-century origins, through the chilling classics Frankenstein and Dracula that bookend the 19th century, to the art, music, film and fashion of the present.