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'Gothic Art Now' brings the very best in dark artwork into the light in one volume, gathering artists from across the globe and revealing their exciting and dynamic new imagery. It showcases the Gothic world in all its many and varied forms - from the conventional paint and pencil, to digital nightmares and abstract sculptures.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Ilex (first published October 21st 2008)
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Megan
Nov 14, 2008 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-pop-culture
There are a few nice pieces in this book, but on the whole it leans heavily towards the industrial and horror/grotesque aspects of modern Gothic art, which is not to my taste (I'm more interested in the historical & romantic aspects of the genre, which don't get much coverage here).

This is an interesting book, and Jasmine does a fine job on the commentary, but most of the art depicted herein strikes me as ugly and/or disturbing, so I really don't feel compelled to keep this work in my collec
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Michele Brack
Feb 28, 2017 Michele Brack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I saw this book at the library and thought I would bring it home because I am STILL trying to read American Psycho and Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis and needed something to take my mind off of both of them.

This really wasn't something to be read, it was more of just a book of various art by different artists that fell into the gothic category. I thought that some of them were kind of boring and predictably over-done but there were a few that caught my eye. I'm not going to put up any
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SharaLee Podolecki
As the name suggests, Gothic Art Now (published in 2008), brings together several genres of current Gothic art in a book full of death and decay, melancholia and madness – for those who love every minute of it. To be honest, I felt the works represented seemed somewhat limited (I felt there should have been a wider variety of artists represented – too many of them had more than three entries in the anthology, and anyone who has ever been on DeviantArt will tell you that there is no shortage of a ...more
Elizabeth Reuter
Imagery is so important to get imagination flowing. Looking through Gothic Art Now, I felt ideas almost rushing at me each time I turned a page.

Gothic Art Now is a perfect intro to different kinds of gothic art, from romantic to grotesque, oil to sculpture to digital, with little blurbs by each image just scratching the surface of the artists' thoughts and techniques. Individually, a reader can see which genre grabs them in particular. Collected, these pages represents a wide variety of styles,
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Emma Valieu
Jun 10, 2010 Emma Valieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-culture
Sombres, poétiques, effrayantes, dérangeantes... L'Art de la Fantasy Gothique est un recueil de peintures, sculptures et photographies inspirées de la culture gothique. Femmes désirables, hommes étranges ou encore visions enfantines distordues, c'est un réel régal pour les yeux et l'occasion de retrouver ou de découvrir des artistes plus que doués. La préface de Sire Cédric ne fait qu'ajouter du glamour à cet ouvrage, à posséder absolument.
Tedo Lake
I do like this book and the visual side of it is quite enticing although I do think that most of the images in the Book focus more on the Grotesque side of Gothic art as opposed to the many artistic forms used in Gothic art now.

All together it was a sort of escape for me from words as I took to studying the different images and then briefly skimmed the information before reading the book in full.
Marsha
Jan 27, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-craft
This is an interesting collection of primarily not well known artists, which included medium, digital, photographic and sculptural works. There is short paragraphs about the pieces, some talking about the artists, their motivations, and their relationship with the modern "gothic art" genre. It gives artists' websites as well, for further inquiry.

It's a good collection and a good representation of the genre. I don't know if I would purchase it, but certainly it was worth the time to review.
Karly
An amazing book with beautiful pictures. All the vibrant colors with dark shading was overall a very well executed book with astounding illustrations.
Amber
Feb 15, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a truly inspiring art book! I found some new favorite artists :)
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To be fair, I am more of a painter than I am a writer! I have written a couple of contemporary art history books, and collaborated on a lot of other art-related projects. Notably most of my books are those primarily featuring my acrylic paintings, or companion pieces to the popular Oracle Decks I've created with Lucy Cavendish. I live in Celebration, Florida with my husband/assistant Matt and our ...more
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