Victorian Culture and the Idea of the Grotesque
Colin Trodd, Paul Barlow, David Amigoni
Ashgate, 1999 - Art - 212 pages
Monstrous, absurd, humorous, demotic and contradictory: the Grotesque is a protean force working across different areas of Victorian life. This text examines a wide range of sources and materials in order to provide new readings of an important force that oscillates between style and concept.
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