Well this is a term that has been bandied around for sometime but what exactly is a Neo-Victorian?
According to Wiki Neo-Victorianism is an aesthetic movement which amalgamates both Victorian and Edwardian aesthetic sensibilities with modern principles and technologies. A large number of magazines and websites are devoted to Neo-Victorian ideas including dress, family life, interior decoration and morals.
So lets see:
- I certainly sport a splendid Victorian moustache and beard
- I wear Victorian clothes given the oppertuniy
- I read Neo-Victorian literature
- I am a Christian which I believe brings my Victorian morality to the fore
- I enjoy Victorian architecture, interior design
So now I have to ask myself why:
I don’t really know if there is an easy answer.
I find the Victorian era aesthetically pleasing, attention to detail and beauty. Assuming you had money then you dressed finely, hats and canes etc.
The fantastic authors such as Dickens, Bronte, Carroll and Thomas Hardy.
A set of Christian morals were generally accepted and a structure in society was present.
The modern world came into being with fantastic discoveries, feats of engineering. The British Empire had spread across the globe, fortunes were made.
Of course there was immense poverty, workhouses, the poor law, pollution, crime, violence, death and disease…if you were wealthy great, if not well…
But something about that era just draws me too it…how about you?