French Gothic gargoyles from major buildings. Architectural flourishes and figures that adorn significant buildings. An eye-opening look at some of the rare instances of public satire and unbridled artistic freedom in the Middle Ages. 572 black and white photographs.
Featuring symbolic details, figurative designs, simple types of gargoyles, compound types, chimeres, misericords, heads, examples in stonework, woodwork - an exhaustive and highly illustrated treasury of examples from many different architectural sources. Features examples from across the centuries, from Laon, Troyes, Reims, Paris, Amiens, and many more regions and cathedrals. Illustrations:
572 high quality monochrome photographs of gargoyles.