Nightfall: Gothic Imagination since Frankenstein


Co-published with Musées d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève

Edited by Justine Moeckli and Merel van Tilburg

480 pages (375 color ill.)


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This catalog is published on the occasion of the exhibition Nightfall: Gothic Imagination Since Frankenstein at Musée Rath, Geneva, from December 2, 2016 to March 19, 2017. It traces the persistence of Gothic themes and motives in art through a close reading of three narratives imagined on the shores of Lake Geneva during the summer of 1816 by Mary Shelley, John Polidori, and Lord Byron, which marked the beginnings of a modern gothic fiction that continues to influence and resonate today.

With a rich selection of illustrations—375 in color—spanning the centuries from the eighteenth to the twenty-first, and a wide-ranging series of essays by contemporary writers and critics, this publication offers a perspective on this artistic and literary genre, and shines a light on the dark side of humanity.

Thanks to a pocket-size format, this 480-page exhibition catalog is very practical to consult and share anywhere.

Weight 0.9 kg
Dimensions 14 × 20 × 3 cm



English, French

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