From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Gothic means of or relating to the Goths and by extension, barbarous, rude, unpolished, belonging to the "Dark Ages", medieval as opposed to classical. It may also refer to the style of fictional writing associated with the Gothic revival, emphasizing violent or macabre events in a mysterious, desolate setting. In England it is also used to refer to a typeface formerly used to print German, also known as black letter. In contemporary times it is used to denote the goth subculture or lifestyle.
Gothic may refer to:
- Goths or Gothic people, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes
- Gothic (film), a 1986 film by Ken Russell