Gothic Revivalism

Related to Gothic Revivalism: Gothic Revival style

Gothic Revivalism

a universal style current since its inception in Britain in the late 18th century, passing from a period of superficial decoration to one in which true Gothic massing yielded such masterpieces as the British Houses of Parliament and Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning.
See also: Architecture
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James form a critical response to modernism by operating as a type of Gothic revivalism that mixes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century nostalgia with a sense of alienation created by "hidden Gothic narratives" that highlight the "amorality" of social norms and create a sense of the uncanny (183).
Here, Parry establishes the Laudian style as a hybrid one, with a "superficial responsiveness to baroque forms" (99) overlying a gothic revivalism or "survivalism" (44).
As Victorian Britain's foremost advocate of medieval culture and Gothic revivalism, Ruskin found Dilke's decision akin to blasphemy.
Gothic revivalism and its importance for nineteenth-century Britain has been explored by many recent scholars.