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Holy Terrors : Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings, JANETTA REBOLD BENTON

Author:    JANETTA REBOLD BENTON

Title:   Holy Terrors : Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Client Distribution Services April 1997

ISBN Number:    0789201828 / 9780789201829

Seller ID:   20100824176635

The true gargoyle is a waterspout, an architectural necessity that medieval artisans transformed into functional fantasies. In clear, lively language, the introduction to Holy Terrors explains everything that is known about the history, construction, and purposes of these often rude and rowdy characters. The three chapters that follow are devoted to the gargoyles themselves, in human, animal, and grotesque form. Delving into their sometimes funny, sometimes mysterious meanings, Dr. Benton's entertaining text puts these irresistible creatures into the context of medieval life, and she provides a guide to gargoyle sites, so that readers can visit their favorites. This is, amazingly, the first book for adults to provide a full overview of medieval gargoyles, and it is bound to increase the already numerous legions of gargoyle admirers.

Price = 29.95 USD



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