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The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame

Author : Michael Camille
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 459 pages
File Size : 42,8 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.

Anthony and the Gargoyle

Author : Jo Ellen Bogart
Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2021-10-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781773063454

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Anthony and the Gargoyle by Jo Ellen Bogart Pdf

A boy befriends a baby gargoyle in this magical wordless story in graphic-novel style from award-winning creators Jo Ellen Bogart and Maja Kastelic. Anthony’s house is full of family photos — of his parents’ trip to Paris, his great aunt, and Anthony himself as a toddler, holding his favorite rock. When Anthony wakes up one morning, he sees that his “rock” has cracked open — it’s hollow inside. He doesn’t see the little face peering out from the closet. Later, he discovers the newly hatched creature and they become friends. Anthony asks his mother about the rock, and she shows him a photo album of a trip to Paris. Anthony sees that his friend resembles the gargoyles at Notre-Dame cathedral. Back in his room, he shows the photos to the baby gargoyle who looks at them with longing. News arrives that Anthony’s great aunt is in hospital. The family travel to Paris to visit, and Anthony secretly brings the baby gargoyle. When the family have a chance to climb Notre-Dame’s tower, Anthony and his friend wander from one gargoyle to the next ... until the baby gargoyle sees one that looks just like him. A bittersweet story of true friendship and letting go. Key Text Features comic comic strips Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

Notre-Dame

Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2019-10-29
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781529037654

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Notre-Dame by Ken Follett Pdf

‘Two days after Notre Dame burned, I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher’s profits to the rebuilding fund and, if I wished, I could do the same with my royalties. Yes, I said; of course, I’d love to.’ Ken Follett In aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris’s great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building, from Ken Follett, author of the multi-million copy selling Kingsbridge series. This edition contains an exclusive extract from The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, publishing Autumn 2020. A minimum of 50p per copy on each sale of this book will go to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

American Gargoyles

Author : Darlene Trew Crist
Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 55,8 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.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Author : Victor Hugo
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2020-04-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781645171836

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo Pdf

This historically significant novel of love and betrayal led to a renewed interest in preserving the grand architecture of Paris. Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written in 1831, at a time when the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was falling into disrepair. This epic novel helped spark a preservationist movement that led to the cathedral being restored to its full glory. Set in 1482, the story tells of how four men—the hunchbacked bell-ringer, Quasimodo; the archdeacon of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo; the dashing soldier Phoebus de Chateaupers; and the poet Pierre Gringoire—vie for the love of Esmeralda, a young Romani woman. As the story unfolds, readers come to realize that the focus of the story is not only on the human characters but on the grand cathedral itself.

Gargoyles and Grotesques

Author : A. Raguenet
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 259 pages
File Size : 52,9 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.

The Lost Gargoyle of Paris

Author : Gigi Pandian
Publisher : Gargoyle Girl Productions
Page : 126 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781938213045

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The Lost Gargoyle of Paris by Gigi Pandian Pdf

A trip to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. An art heist. And a locked-room mystery. Alchemist Zoe Faust and her impish gargoyle sidekick Dorian Robert-Houdin travel to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to investigate a mysterious discovery found in the wreckage of the tragic fire: a long-lost gargoyle illustration drawn by Victor Hugo himself. When the work of art is stolen under impossible circumstances, Dorian must use his “little gray cells”—not to mention his culinary skills—to solve the crime and discover the true origins of where he came from. Love armchair travel, Paris, and humorous mysteries? Don’t miss this Accidental Alchemist novella from USA Today bestselling and Anthony Award-winning author Gigi Pandian. Includes delicious vegan recipes! The Lost Gargoyle of Paris is an Accidental Alchemist Mystery novella and is less than half the length of the novels in the series. It stands alone, but if you want to read more about Zoe, Dorian, and their misfit friends back in Portland, Oregon, check out The Accidental Alchemist, The Masquerading Magician, The Elusive Elixir, and The Alchemist's Illusion.

The Beautiful and the Cursed

Author : Page Morgan
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2013-05-14
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780307980816

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The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan Pdf

Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Lauren Kate's Fallen novels will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore. After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris. In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties for Ingrid, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother, Grayson, was sent ahead to secure for the family isn't a house at all. It's an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures. And Grayson is missing. Yet no one seems worried about his whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home. Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it deep in her soul--but she knows he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. The path to Grayson will be twisted, leading Ingrid to discover dark secrets and otherworldly truths that, once uncovered, can never again be buried. Praise for the Dispossessed Trilogy: “A deliciously satisfying mix of historical fiction, mystery, and supernatural romance.”—The Bulletin “Morgan combines fantasy with gothic romance in this well-crafted standout.”—Booklist “Forbidden romance and hot kissing abound.”—Kirkus Reviews “Morgan keeps the plot moving with constant action…dark adventure and romance.”—School Library Journal “Morgan's fluid descriptions, inventive otherworldly elements, and characters with convincing motivations result in an immersive first installment.”—Publishers Weekly

Gargoyles and Grotesques

Author : Alex Woodcock
Publisher : Shire Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 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.

St. Patrick's Gargoyle

Author : Katherine Kurtz
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2002-01-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101208007

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St. Patrick's Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz Pdf

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Gargoyles and Medieval Monsters

Author : A. G. Smith
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780486400549

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Gargoyles and Medieval Monsters by A. G. Smith Pdf

Dragons, winged dogs, demons, lions, griffins, a bull, unicorn, eagle, various other grotesques from The Book of Kells, medieval architecture, other sources. Detailed black-and-white illustrations of 45 mythical animals. Captions.

The Gargoyle Book

Author : Lester Burbank Bridaham
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2013-01-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780486136530

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The Gargoyle Book by Lester Burbank Bridaham Pdf

Amid the soaring grandeur of arches and spires lurks a more down-to-earth architectural flourish: the grinning head of a gargoyle. Singly and clustered, these intriguing creatures form as distinctive an element of Gothic architecture as the flying buttress. Nowhere are they more prominent than along the walls of French cathedrals, and this magnificently illustrated volume prowls the ramparts of those medieval buildings to discover hundreds of authentic gargoyle carvings. According to tradition, the gargoyles were posted as sentries, to ward off malevolent spirits and to remind parishioners of the evil beyond the church doors. Author Lester Burbank Bridaham takes a more optimistic view. Noting the stone guardians' whimsical nature, he discusses the artisanal ingenuity involved in their creation. He also points out how they represented a rare sense of freedom in the Middle Ages, in terms of public satire and unbridled artistic enthusiasm. As this book reveals, the timeless appeal of the gargoyle—whether symbolic, spiritual, decorative, or fanciful—continues to captivate the imagination.

Holy Terrors

Author : Janetta Rebold Benton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,5 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.

Framing the Church

Author : Maile S. Hutterer
Publisher : Penn State University Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture, Gothic
ISBN : 0271083441

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Framing the Church by Maile S. Hutterer Pdf

Examines Gothic architecture and the visual and cultural significance of the adoption of externalized buttressing systems in twelfth-century France. Demonstrates how buttressing frames operated as sites of display, points of transition, and mechanisms of demarcation.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Author : Anonymous
Publisher : Andesite Press
Page : 430 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-23
Category : History
ISBN : 137607298X

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Anonymous Pdf

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