Asked by MarKayla Johnson
What does the term "gothic" most nearly mean?
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Asked in History, Politics & Society
Why was the term Gothic once considered to be an insult?
Asked in Heavy Metal Music, Goth Music
What decade did gothic genre become a trend?
Gothic Rock came about as part of the post-punk movement in the 1970s. It was the main influence on what would later become known as Industrial. Gothic Metal is a term which first came about when Paradise Lost released their album Gothic in the early 1990s. Now, most so-called "Gothic Metal" bands are neither gothic nor Metal. Gothmetal.net, for example, has a tendency to list any band with a female singer as such, which is a bit absurd.
Asked in Architecture
What Makes Gotic Architecture Gothic?
The term "Gothic", when applied to architecture, has nothing to do with the historical Goths which was a term that came to be used as early as the 1530s to describe culture that was considered rude and barbaric. Gothic architecture was known during the period as "The French Style" ,with the term Gothic first appearing during the latter part of the Renaissance as a stylistic insult. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress.
What is a Gothic typeface?
Gothic fonts are sans serif typefaces. Serifs are the cross strokes at the ends of the main strokes of a letter. Gothic fonts are relatively uniform in stroke weight. There are various styles of Gothic typefaces. They are also sometimes called sans serif or block letter. Gothic fonts should not be confused with Old English or blackletter typefaces. The term Gothic was used mainly by early American type founders. The term is now more rare in the English-speaking world but is still very popular in Japan. It probably derived from the architectural definition, meaning a style that was neither Roman or Greek.
Asked in France
Why was Gothic as applied to France's new architecture originally a derogatory term?
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Who was the first author to write Gothic Fiction?
The first writers to be labeled as Gothic were Horace Walpole, Anne Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis. Walpole wrote the Castle of Otranto in 1764, and is often thought to be the first Gothic writer. The other two wrote their most famous novels, The Mysteries of Udolpho and The Monk in the last decade of the 18th century. There were precursors of their work, but these are the first to achieve success and popularize the term.
Asked in Relationships
When a man uses the term baby to a women what does that mean?