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The Resource Holy terrors : gargoyles on medieval buildings, Janetta Rebold Benton

Holy terrors : gargoyles on medieval buildings, Janetta Rebold Benton

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Holy terrors : gargoyles on medieval buildings
Title
Holy terrors
Title remainder
gargoyles on medieval buildings
Statement of responsibility
Janetta Rebold Benton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The true gargoyle is a waterspout, an architectural necessity that medieval artisans transformed into functional fantasies. The informative introduction to Holy Terrors explains everything that is known or conjectured about the history, the construction, the purposes, and the mysterious meanings of these often rude and rowdy characters. The three chapters that follow are devoted to the gargoyles themselves, imaginatively carved of stone in the form of people, real animals, and fantastic beasts. In clear, lively language, Janetta Rebold Benton puts these personality-filled sculptures into the context of medieval life and art and captures their quirky diversity in her engaging color photographs. Concluding the book is an invaluable guide to gargoyle sites throughout western Europe, as well as suggestions for further reading
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1380
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Holy terrors : gargoyles on medieval buildings, Janetta Rebold Benton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35318070
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780789201829
Lccn
96036002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Holy terrors : gargoyles on medieval buildings, Janetta Rebold Benton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm35318070
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
140 pages
Isbn
9780789201829
Lccn
96036002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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