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Synonyms for Gothic

extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths

a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries

as if belonging to the Middle Ages

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characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

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8) Malchow's analysis of Victorian cultural imagination finds the same Gothicizing mechanism in the making of vampire and that of "half-breed": "there is also lurking in the vampire the powerful suggestion of an explicitly racial obsession--that of the 'half-breed.
provocation: by gothicizing bourgeois, white pregnancy, it renders
Ackroyd has made a popular career out of Gothicizing London.
In 1750 or thereabouts he began the gothicizing of Arbury Hall in Warwickshire for Sir Roger Newdigate, and a couple of years later moved on to Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.
In such critical performances, which attest more to the Gothicizing of theory than to the theorizing of Gothic, the virtue of any given novel or poem, and the only quality that makes it valuable or even interesting, is invariably the degree to which it can be made, by whatever ruse of contemporary unreason, to appear 'subversive' or 'transgressive'.
I would surmise, too, that the medieval look the non finito gives the sculpture because of its Gothicizing schematization and synthesis, not to mention the violent rejection of the evidently more conventionally conceived original version, gave the Church cause for great uneasiness.