The Resource Ghost storeys : Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church, Cameron Macdonell

Ghost storeys : Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church, Cameron Macdonell

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Ghost storeys : Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church
Title
Ghost storeys
Title remainder
Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church
Statement of responsibility
Cameron Macdonell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Do modern Gothic buildings and books have more in common than the "Gothic" adjective? Scholars have limited this question to British author/architects of the eighteenth century. However, Ralph Adams Cram (1863--1942) was America's most prolific and vocal advocate of Gothic Revival architecture, and he published a book of Gothic ghost stories in 1895. Ghost Storeys consequently offers the first comprehensive study of Cram's interdisciplinary Gothic aesthetics, deconstructing the boundaries of architecture and literature. For Cram, ghosts are manifestations of social sickness, and the unusual commission of a Canadian church allowed him to exercise his pessimistic revival of Gothic architecture in an ailing modern world. The lead patron, Edward Walker of eponymous Walkerville, Ontario, commissioned the church for his company town because he was secretly dying of syphilis, and Cram put Walker's regeneration in the hands of a Grail knight who might never come. Walkerville's Anglican architecture is haunted by a future that Cram himself could not provide, and through the intricate intersections of Gothic aesthetics, architectural ethics, and company town construction in Edwardian Canada, Cameron Macdonell opens new perspectives on the modern failure to resurrect the past. What came back from the Gothic grave was a tormented revenant in need of miraculous intervention. Painstakingly researched and illustrated, Ghost Storeys is a microhistory that redefines the allegorical relationship between a marginalized Canadian church and the Gothic Revival as a global interdisciplinary phenomenon."--
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Macdonell, Cameron
Dewey number
726.509713/32
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5247.W4
LC item number
M33 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cram, Ralph Adams
  • St. Mary's Anglican Church (Windsor, Ont.)
  • Anglican church buildings
  • Gothic revival (Architecture)
  • Church architecture
  • Church architecture
Label
Ghost storeys : Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church, Cameron Macdonell
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2017-07-19/1/9780773549906
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773549906
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat45072299
  • (CaBNVSL)9780773549906
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Ghost storeys : Ralpĥ Adams Cram, modern Gothic media, and deconstructive microhistory at a Canadian church, Cameron Macdonell
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2017-07-19/1/9780773549906
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773549906
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)mat45072299
  • (CaBNVSL)9780773549906
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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