Gothic Gargoyles


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An Eighth Day View:

As the sun sets over the great cities of Europe, the strange and mysterious gargoyles come into their hour. They sit as they have since the Middle Ages, peering down anonymously at the sleeping European cities. Art historian John Stocking once said that a Northern Gothic cathedral is like a cave -- rich in stalagmites and stalactites -- turned inside out. Gothic Gargoyles examines the little-known and little-understood creatures that inhabit those caves turned inside out, as well as the anonymous craftsmen who created them.Gothic Gargoyles is the ultimate book of gargoyles -- the largest full-color collection of gargoyle images ever published. It is filled with 200 original photographs of Medieval gargoyles from throughout Europe, including Notre Dame in Paris and London's Westminster Hall, as well as cathedrals and public buildings in cities such as Rouen, Chartres, Brussels, Brugge, Mons, Cologne, and 's Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, where Hieronymus Bosch was inspired by -- and possibly lent a hand to -- the gargoyle sculptors. This volume also includes important nineteenth-century Gothic Revival gargoyles perched on buildings in Europe, and in United States cities from New York to San Francisco.

Title:: Gothic Gargoyles


Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: First Glance Books: 1998-03-01

ISBN Number:: 1885440251

ISBN Number: 13: 9781885440259

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: Used - Like New

Jacket Condition:: As New

Seller ID:: 165487