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Gothic Gargoyles

Bill Yenne

Gothic Gargoyles

by Bill Yenne

  • 390 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by First Glance Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decoration & Ornament,
  • History - General,
  • International Architecture - European,
  • Architecture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8703963M
    ISBN 100760722854
    ISBN 109781885440259

    In the Gothic era, especially during the thirteenth century and thereafter, gargoyles became the preferred method of drainage.” (8) In fact the “true” gargoyle originated near what is today Paris, France around CE. Within one hundreds years, with the spread of Gothic architecture, gargoyles were appearing all over Europe.   The sculpting of the functional gargoyle became especially popular in the Gothic building boom across Europe, so gargoyles have come to be associated with this architectural era. French architect Viollet-le-Duc () extended this association to Gothic-Revival as he creatively restored the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral with many of the.

    Gargoyle names vary a lot from source to source, and in some cases they simply don't have any names at all. Those who do often either have names taken from real life (deities, regular human names, etc.), or they have a more fantasy-esque name that's often guttural and large sounding.   Lester Burbank Bridaham was wary of these interpretations of gargoyles, and in his book Gargoylaes, Chimeres and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture he pointed to the problem of attributing too much symbolism to the sculpture of the Gothic period. While acknowledging there is symbolism within the architecture, he did not think there were Author: Sarah P Young.

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