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The marvellous and the monstrous in the sculpture of twelfth-century Europe

Author: Kirk Ambrose
Publisher: Woodbridge, United Kingdom : Boydell Press, 2013.
Series: Boydell studies in medieval art and architecture.
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Representations of monsters and the monstrous are common in medieval art and architecture, from the grotesques in the borders of illuminated manuscripts to the symbol of the "green man", widespread in churches and cathedrals. These mysterious depictions are frequently interpreted as embodying or mitigating the fears symptomatic of a "dark age". This book, however, considers an alternative scenario: in what ways did  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Ambrose
ISBN: 1843838311 9781843838319
OCLC Number: 827974078
Description: xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Past Present --
Ideal Bodies --
(IL)Legibility --
Creating Monsters --
Imagining Cosmos.
Series Title: Boydell studies in medieval art and architecture.
Other Titles: Marvellous and the monstrous in the sculpture of 12th-century Europe
Marvelous and the monstrous in the sculpture of twelfth-century Europe
Responsibility: Kirk Ambrose.

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Richly-illustrated consideration of the meaning of the carvings of non-human beings, from centaurs to eagles, found in ecclesiastical settings.  Read more...

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