Darkness and Light: Exploring the Gothic

John Rylands Library“Housed in the neo-Gothic grandeur of The John Rylands Library, Darkness and Light reveals how Gothic architecture and anatomy inspired and influenced a literary genre, and how the lasting legacy of Gothic can be found in art, films and subculture today.

From the fantastical to the macabre, this intriguing exhibition unearths Gothic treasures from the Library’s Special Collections to investigate subjects as varied as the role of women in the Gothic movement, advances in medical science and classic literature.”

 

For those of you who can get to Manchester (UK!) and are fans of the Gothic. I absolutely love the library – it’s worth a trip for that alone.

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