Contemporary creative writers, intellectuals, photographers, painters, and other artists have all contributed to this volume exploring the idea of 'gothic' in New Zealand culture. From Martin Edmond's abandoned houses and Ian Lochhead's Victorian corrugated iron structures to Otis Frizzell's tattoos, Peter Jackson's movie-making, and ghost paintings - there's plenty of it. As the editors suggest, gothic is 'endemic to New Zealand's self-representation.' With gothic studies having a huge international following, this entertaining and provocative anthology of images and writings is the first ever book to examine New Zealand gothic.... as a kind of architectural institutional abuse and sentenced to erasure from public memory by the demo man. ... At play here are both the public-space hegemony of patriarchy and the obverse domesticity of mental illness, in whata#39;s ultimatelyanbsp;...
|Author||:||Misha Kavka, Jennifer Lawn, Mary Paul|