Goth: Vamps and Dandies: The Dark Subculture by cult author Gavin Baddeley, new, autographed

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Goth: Vamps and Dandies: The Dark Subculture by cult author Gavin Baddeley, new, autographed

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In Goth: Vamps and Dandies, cult author and scene veteran Gavin Baddeley delivers an incisively written and visually seductive history of the Gothic subculture, charting its eye-catching evolution from the 18th century to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with a wealth of full-colour photographs, this book unveils an exuberant underworld of dark glamour and visual excess, offering a comprehensive exploration of Goth s decadent celebration of imagination over convention: its provocative fashions, its followers uninhibited lifestyles, and the deathly beauty that lies at the heart of the Goth aesthetic. Alongside beloved icons like Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux, the book showcases many unknown vamps and dandies; intriguing individuals who dare to live lives less ordinary. Resurrecting Goth style in the workplace and on the streets, they re the subcultural diehards who make Goth eternal. From pleasure-seeking aristocrats to the femme fatales of silent cinema; from the Goth-punk explosion of the 1970s to the outrageous New-Romantic fashions that dominated Eighties dancefloors; from the inexorable growth of festivals like Wave-Gotik-Treffen to Goth s unconsummated flirtation with the mainstream, and its undeserved status as a scapegoat in the aftermath of tragedy. Baddeley weaves each of these darkly intertwining strands into a single compelling journey. Highlighting the resilience and integrity of those Goths for whom prejudice and even persecution can be grim realities, he holds a mirror up to the midnight world, illuminating Goth s enduring popularity and diversity.

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