The Art of Architecture

Schloss Neuschwanstein


Schloss Neuschwanstein
Percival Gaskell (1868–1934) About 1913; Etching
Victoria and Albert Museum

These prints show the Gothic Revival castle of Neuschwanstein in Germany, built from 1869 by ‘mad’ King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The jagged and irregular outlines of Gothic architecture had been used to convey fear since about 1800, and similar buildings have since become the staple of horror films.



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