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Gargoyles and grotesques

Alex Woodcock

Gargoyles and grotesques

by Alex Woodcock

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Published by Shire Publications in Oxford, United Kingdom, Long Island City, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gargoyles,
  • Stone carving,
  • Grotesque in architecture,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 63) and index.

    StatementAlex Woodcock
    SeriesShire library -- no. 628, Shire library -- no. 628.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA3683.G37 W66 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25180321M
    ISBN 100747808317
    ISBN 109780747808312
    LC Control Number2011534252
    OCLC/WorldCa731025857

      The grotesques are just an ornamental touch, according to Glen Gildemeister in his book “Castle on a Hill.” He writes that originally there were 11 grotesques on the battlements, but some were. When Sherwood Anderson submitted his manuscript of Winesburg, Ohio to a publisher it had a different title; he had named it The Book of the gh the publisher changed the name of the book, he left the title of the Introduction the same, so Winesburg begins with a sketch that is not about Winesburg or George Willard, but about the concept of the grotesque.

    - Gargoyle (from French "gargouille" for throat) serves as a spout to divert water from a roof. Grotesques are fun or fierce, but are only decorative. See more ideas about Gothic gargoyles, Statue and Green man pins. Enter a mysterious world of fantasy, beauty, and horror with this extraordinary collection of architectural details from centuries-old structures such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and historic buildings throughout Europe. Hundreds of images depict gargoyles, masks, busts, cartouches, fountains, pedestals, and more. The CD-ROM includes all images from the book.

    Gargoyles, Chimeres and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture. Da Capo Press series in Architecture and Decorative Art, Vol. New York: Da Capo Press (Architectural Book Publ. Co., Inc. W. 46th St.), NY (). Oxford's Gargoyles and Grotesques by John Blackwood and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at x - Oxford's Gargoyles and Grotesques by Blackwood, John - AbeBooks.


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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. Gargoyles are an architectural feature designed to throw rainwater clear of the walls of a building.

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Architects often used multiple gargoyles on a building to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the. This book depicts the many fearsome faces of these monstrosities throughout history. Oxford's Gargoyles and Grotesques: A guided tour. John Blackwood.

A wonderful introduction to the Gargoyles of Oxford's many College buildings - our own copy has proved invaluable in the creation of our range of grotesques. Early examples in Roman ornament.

In art, grotesques are ornamental arrangements of arabesques with interlaced garlands and small and fantastic human and animal figures, usually set out in a symmetrical pattern around some form of architectural framework, though this may be very flimsy. Such designs were fashionable in ancient Rome, especially as fresco wall decoration and floor mosaic.

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Coffee table book with duotone and 24 full-color photographs of gargoyles and grotesques by f. In architecture, a grotesque or chimera is a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes.

Chimerae are often described as gargoyles, although the term gargoyle technically refers to figures carved specifically as terminations to spouts which convey water away from the sides of the Middle Ages, the term babewyn was used to refer to both gargoyles and chimerae.

Gargoyles and Grotesques stock photo and image search. View and buy high quality rights managed images from inside the world famous university - University of Oxford, its. Grotesques, while similar in appearance, serve a variety of other practical and ornamental functions, as corbels or capitals, for instance.

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While the latter do not drain water, they’ve come to be known as “gargoyles,” and are arguably the cathedral’s most famous feature.