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  • General Form Of The Piece
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    Mariana Dominguez November 12, 2000 Art History Early Renaissance Art History Paper Italian Monstrance in the RISK Museum The Early Renaissance Room is small and square with burgundy colored walls. These characteristics give the view of the room a sense of going from the darkness of the Middle Ages to the rebirth of the renaissance, which is showed in the light colored adjacent room. Coming through the store entrance, one can experience the development of art through time. First one finds the ro...
  • Romanesque
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    Romanesque may first be sensed in new structural developments... Sophisticated but unsatisfactory attempts to vault the great basilican naves safely, with elements of Roman, Byzantine, or Eastern origin, impelled progressive Romanesque engineers, from about 1090 onward, to invent a new type of ribbed groin-vaulted unit bay, using pointed arches to distribute thrust and improve the shape of the geometric surfaces. Fifty years of experimentation produced vaulting that was light, strong, open, vers...
  • World And The Gothic Fantasy
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    The Gothic - Interplay between Realism and Fantasy The purpose of the imagination, I believe, is to offer us solace and shelter from situations and life passages which would otherwise prove unendurable. The imagination which so often kept me awake and in terror as a child has seen me through some terrible bouts of stark raving reality as an adult. (Stephen King Nightmares and Dreamscapes: 8) This quote from one of America's leading writers' highlights one of the most important reasons for the us...
  • Gothic Novel
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    The Monk: A Rebellious Offspring of the Age of Reason Understanding the Gothic novel can be accomplished by obtaining a familiarity of the Augustan point of view, which helps to develop a reference point for comparing and contrasting the origin of Gothic literature. The thinking that was being questioned by the Gothic novel was Augustanism; and without some understanding of Augustan principles and their role in eighteenth-century thought it is difficult to understand the purposes of the Gothic r...
  • Poe As A Gothic Writer Horror Literature
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    Poe as a Gothic Writer Horror literature has emerged from a blend of the rejection of the Enlightenment, the emergence of Romanticism, and most importantly, the early Gothic tradition. Horror authors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were greatly inspired by neo-Gothic interests. Edgar Allan Poe was an American horror author during this era whose collection of extraordinary short stories can be related to these interests. Through the mood, settings, architecture, irrationality, helpless...
  • Aspects Of The Southern Gothic Tradition
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    American Gothic: The Dark Side Of Individualism American Gothic: The Dark Side Of Individualism After the real horrors of the Civil War, the popularity of Gothic writing dramatically decreased in the United States. The Romantic Movement that had spawned the Gothic tradition was replaced by realism. It was until the twentieth century that the Gothic tradition was revitalization. The revitalization of the Gothic spirit was particularly felt in the American South. Modern Southern writers including ...

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