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American Gargoyles

Author : Darlene Trew Crist
Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111971458

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American Gargoyles by Darlene Trew Crist Pdf

American Gargoyles: Spirits in Stoneis the first pictorial essay on the many gargoyles found in the United States, featuring unique stories and breathtaking full-color photographs of these monstrous but delightful angels with a sense of humor. A number of books have showcased the medieval gargoyles of Europe, but never before has one been devoted to the thousands of gargoyles that peer down from American buildings. Lewd or ferocious, holy or humorous, these astonishing carvings are distinguished by fine artistry, vivid imagination, and spiritual mystery. American Gargoylesputs us face-to-face with the winged griffins, fallen angels, and damned souls of Washington's National Cathedral, as well as those adorning the Woolworth Building and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Tribune Tower in Chicago, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and many other buildings. Robert Llewellyn's glorious photographs reveal the craftsmanship of the artisans and sculptors who created these works. With Darlene Trew Crist's fascinating explanations of the varieties of gargoyles, stories about their history and creation, and extensive resource information, including websites,American Gargoylesmakes a convincing case for looking up as we walk down the streets of America's cities.

American Gargoyles

Author : Neil Cohen
Publisher : Vireo Book, A
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2019-06-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1644280116

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The American Gargoyles adorn the once celebrated Wentworth Building, which is targeted for destruction by an egomaniacal developer who wants to build a giant mirror so he can look at himself all day. The American Gargoyles must find a way to save their home, and are soon cheered on by the entire city in the charming story. Full color.

American Gargoyles

Author : Anthony Di Renzo
Publisher : SIU Press
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0809320304

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American Gargoyles by Anthony Di Renzo Pdf

Di Renzo compares the bizarre comedy in O'Connor's stories and novels to that of medieval narrative, art, folklore, and drama. Noting a strong kinship between her characters and the grotesqueries that adorn the margins of illuminated manuscripts and the facades of European cathedrals, he argues that O'Connor's Gothicism brings her tales closer in spirit to the English mystery cycles and the leering gargoyles of medieval architecture than to the Gothic fiction of Poe and Hawthorne. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men

Author : Gary R. Varner
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 182 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : History
ISBN : 9781435711426

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Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men by Gary R. Varner Pdf

The symbols and strange images that we find in our cemeteries, religious structures, banks and in our parks are the same symbols that have been part of the framework of the human psyche for thousands of years. While contemporary man may think that they are simply decorative manifestations of a by-gone era, they represent the fears, dreams, ideas, beliefs and struggles that humankind has endured since we began to walk upright. This book surveys many of these icons and will give a meaning for them both in the context of ancient history and folklore as well as a meaning that is suitable for our contemporary times. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in historic preservation, ancient symbolism, the Green Man and the universal application of imagery. Gary R. Varner has written numerous books on ancient traditions, folklore, the environment and contemporary issues. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.

Nightmares in the Sky

Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2014-12
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1627152970

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A Little Book of Gargoyles

Author : Anonim
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Church architecture
ISBN : 1854105612

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A Little Book of Gargoyles by Anonim Pdf

Gargoyles that grin and leer down from roofs and towers of medieval churches have stood for centuries warding off evil. They reached their flowering in the Middle Ages yet their story goes far beyond that time to the very beginnings of art, when man created demons to scare away demons. This book depicts the many fearsome faces of these monstrosities throughout history.

The Gargoyle

Author : Andrew Davidson
Publisher : Random House Canada
Page : 498 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2009-06-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307371638

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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson Pdf

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him – that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him. And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love.

Reflections of a Disgruntled American Gargoyle

Author : Allen R. Remaley
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 78 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-18
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781524607807

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Reflections of a Disgruntled American Gargoyle by Allen R. Remaley Pdf

Since Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus, more and more Americans have been expressing their rights to freedom of speech and action. All too few announce their opinions on the everyday happenings taking place in their world. Allen R. Remaley is neither a journalist nor talking head commentator nor political pundit. He is an American who, over the years, has witnessed events, changing mores, and the earth on which he lives. His focus and thoughts on such things are brought to light in Reflections of a Disgruntled American Gargoyle. Among topics covered are Black Lives Matter; Racism Redux and the Oscars; cell phones and selfies; blood, sweat, and human evolution; Roe v. Wade and infanticide; Sharia law; Nellie Bly, columbine, and deinstitutionalization; a wall or Ellis Island, Southwest; and retirement, socialization, and happy hours. The chances are good that opinions expressed here mirror those of many Americans.

Gargoyles

Author : Susan Pesznecker
Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2007-01-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781601639783

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Gargoyles takes you on a journey into a mysterious world, through bestiaries and traveling menageries, past grotesques and chimeras, through medieval cities and guilds and into huge stone buildings. Gargoyles are an embodiment of form and function—serving a clear architectural purpose but, also, symbolically important. Whether warding off evil, frightening away fear or showcasing human foibles, when a gargoyle was placed on a building, people noticed. The book delves into historic models of arcane craftsmanship and architecture, considering the reasons for gargoyles coming into being and hearing the legends of the gargoyle, both mythic and modern. It, also, covers the emergence of stone creatures into popular culture. For modern magick users, Gargoyles explores the role of the gargoyle in magickal practice, including gargoyle use in elemental correspondences, stone magick, protection, warding, egregores, talismans, animal associations, ritual and spell work.

Gargoyles

Author : Thomas Bernhard
Publisher : Baker's Plays
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Austria
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Early one morning a doctor sets out with his son on his daily rounds through the forbidding mountainous countryside. Their visits, a succession of grotesque portraits--a diabetic industrialist living in incestuous isolation with his half-sister; three brothers, occupying a mill set in a deep gorge, who have just strangled a bevy of exotic birds; a crippled musical prodigy whose sister locks him in a cage--lead them to a castle and a paranoid prince, whose "almost uninterrupted monologue for a hundred pages is a virtuoso verbal performance . . . [in] an extraordinary, somber first novel."--A.C. Foote, Book World "What he shares with the best of [writers such as Sartre, Camus, Mann, and Kafka] is the ability to extract more than utter gloom from his landscape of inconceivable devastation. While the external surface of life is unquestionably grim, he somehow suggests more--the mystic element in experience that calls for symbolic interpretation; the inner significance of states that are akin to surrealistic dream-worlds; man's yearning for health, compassion, sanity."--Robert Maurer, The Saturday Review "The feeling grows that Thomas Bernhard is now the most original, concentrated novelist writing in German. His connections . . . with the great constellation of Kafka, Musil, and Broch become ever clearer."--George Steiner, Times Literary Supplement

Holy Terrors

Author : Janetta Rebold Benton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Gargoyles
ISBN : 0789201828

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Holy Terrors by Janetta Rebold Benton Pdf

A fresh and irresistible history of gargoyles-a society of stone creatures perched high above the workaday world. Includes an invaluable guide to gargoyle sites throughout western Europe.

American Monsters

Author : Linda S. Godfrey
Publisher : TarcherPerigee
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2014-08-28
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780399165542

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American Monsters by Linda S. Godfrey Pdf

From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region. Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame

Author : Michael Camille
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 459 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2008-11-15
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780226092461

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The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame by Michael Camille Pdf

Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed the iconic thirteenth-century cathedral into a modern monument. Michael Camille begins his long-awaited study by recounting architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc’s ambitious restoration of the structure from 1843 to 1864, when the gargoyles were designed, sculpted by the little-known Victor Pyanet, and installed. These gargoyles, Camille contends, were not mere avatars of the Middle Ages, but rather fresh creations—symbolizing an imagined past—whose modernity lay precisely in their nostalgia. He goes on to map the critical reception and many-layered afterlives of these chimeras, notably in the works of such artists and writers as Charles Méryon, Victor Hugo, and photographer Henri Le Secq. Tracing their eventual evolution into icons of high kitsch, Camille ultimately locates the gargoyles’ place in the twentieth-century imagination, exploring interpretations by everyone from Winslow Homer to the Walt Disney Company. Lavishly illustrated with more than three hundred images of its monumental yet whimsical subjects, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame is a must-read for historians of art and architecture and anyone whose imagination has been sparked by the lovable monsters gazing out over Paris from one of the world’s most renowned vantage points.

Gargoyles and Grotesques

Author : Alex Woodcock
Publisher : Shire Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011-05-24
Category : Art
ISBN : 0747808317

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Gargoyles and Grotesques by Alex Woodcock Pdf

Gargoyles are an architectural feature designed to throw rainwater clear of the walls of a building. Widely used on medieval churches, these water spouts were often richly decorated, and fashioned as serpents' heads and other fanciful shapes. Today, the term gargoyle is also popularly applied to any carved decorative head or creature high up on a building and this book is an exploration of all of these enchanting features. Written by an academic and stonecarver, it is the perfect introduction to this fascinating subject. Gargoyles aims to provide a concise introduction to the stone carvings often found on religious and secular buildings in Britain from the medieval period to the modern. It will explore the typical imagery, some of the theories put forward to explain them, as well as consider the carvings within their architectural and social contexts. Incorporating recent and current research, the book will nevertheless be accessible to the general reader.

Gargoyles and Grotesques

Author : A. Raguenet
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 259 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2010-06-17
Category : Design
ISBN : 0486470164

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Gargoyles and Grotesques by A. Raguenet Pdf

Enter a mysterious world of fantasy, beauty, and horror with this historic collection of architectural details from centuries-old structures — gargoyles, busts, cartouches, pedestals, more. Bonus CD-ROM includes all images from the book.