Goth Chic: A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture

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Goth Chic is the first book to properly explore Gothic culture in the modern world. Gavin Baddeley, an expert in his field, examines the subject from a pop- and sub-cultural perspective, identifying hidden gems from the underground alongside better-known manifestations, looking at all facets of the culture including horror comics, fetish clubs, Goth rock superstars and vampire cultists. Exploring the more stimulating aspects of the world’s most macabre manifestations, this book charts the most important, exciting and unusual works, figures and ideas in the different areas that it covers. A must for anyone with a passing interest in Goth, from the novice to the most seasoned veteran of Gothic culture.

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Goth Chic makes for an enthralling read ... an essential book for anyone interested in ... the history of dark culture! -- Kaleidoscope, Winter 2002/3

If you felt that Goth is just about music and fashion then this book will turn your suppositions inside out. -- The Chronicles, Issue 21

Well-informed and wide-ranging, 'Goth Chic ...' is a great introduction to the subculture. -- Kerrang!, September 7, 2002

a really entertaining read ... Release the bats and remember 'Goth's Undead'. -- Culture Guide, December 2002

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Goth Chic is the first book to properly explore gothic culture in the modern world. Examining it from a pop and sub-cultural perspective, the book examines and identifies hidden gems from the underground alongside better known mainstream manifestations, looking at all facets of the culture including horror comics, fetish clubs, goth rock superstars and vampire cultists. The book charts the most important, exciting and unusual works, figures and ideas in the different areas of dark culture. The author's wide knowledge of the history of 'the dark side' will combine with his keen nose for burgeoning trends at the extremes of contemporary culture, to produce a work that shows where gothic culture came from, where it's at today, and where it's going. Resulting in a book that provides a peerless primer for novices in this dark underworld and an incisive analysis that will challenge and compel even the most seasoned veteran of the modern gothic culture.

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