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The gargoyles of Notre-Dame : medievalism and the monsters of modernity

Author: Michael Camille
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
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Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed the iconic thirteenth-century cathedral into a modern monument.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Camille, Michael.
Gargoyles of Notre-Dame.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008036500
(OCoLC)183146756
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Camille
ISBN: 9780226092461 0226092461
OCLC Number: 435630910
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 439 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: Michael Camille.

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Most of the seven million people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris each year probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the nineteenth century. The first comprehensive history of these world-famous monsters, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame argues that they transformed the iconic thirteenth-century cathedral into a modern monument. Michael Camille begins his long-awaited study by recounting architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc's ambitious restoration of the structure from 1843 to 1864, when the gargoyles were designed.

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