{Free Pdf} Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library) Author Alex Woodcock – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library) 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 grotesque demons 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 from the medieval period to the modern It explores the typical imagery, the theories that explain them, and considers the carvings within their architectural and social contexts.

  • (Inglés)
  • Gargoyles and Grotesques (Shire Library)
  • Alex Woodcock
  • Inglés
  • 22 March 2018
  • 0747808317

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