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    13 Things That Prove Gothic Art Is Enchanting And Beautiful

    "Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!" – Dracula, Bram Stoker

    1. The Giger Bar in Chur, Switzerland

    2. "Li II" by H.R. Giger

    3. Woman in skeleton make-up, at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Germany, 2013

    4. "Whitby Abbey" by Anne Sudworth

    5. The cover of Bauhaus's 1979 debut 12-inch single, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"

    6. "Alice Got Her Neck Slashed in Wonderland" by Taya Uddin

    7. "Rosie Poe and Crowley the Cat" by Aly Fell

    8. "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" by Eric Pigors

    9. The Legendary Batcave Tapes by Alien Sex Fiend

    10. A mind-controlled Mechapolypse dress, created by Italian clothing designer Nange Magro

    11. "Monster Brides" by Dan Brereton

    12. "Dark Nouveau" by Malleus

    13. "Unveiled Obscurity" by Kris Kuksi

    All images and text from The Art of Gothic by Natasha Scharf, published by Omnibus Press in the UK and Backbeat Books in North America.

    The book is being launched on Friday 31 October at the British Library as part of its gothic exhibition.

    Natasha Scharf is also taking part in the British Library's Day of Gothic Music and Culture, on Sunday 9 November, and the Louder than Words Festival, in Manchester on 16 November.