The gargoyles of Notre-Dame : medievalism and the monsters of modernity (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Victor Hugo; Charles Meryon; Victor Pyanet; Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Camille
ISBN: 9780226092454 0226092453
OCLC Number: 517430770
Description: xvii, 439 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Restoration. Monsters of Reason: The Gargoyles of Viollet-le-Duc --
Monsters of Stone: The Gargoyles of Victor Joseph Pyanet --
Monsters of Romanticism: The Gargoyles of Victor Hugo --
Monsters of Race: The Gargoyles of Science --
Monsters of Revolution: The Gargoyles of Politics --
Epilogue to Part I: The Gargoyles Restored (1864) --
pt. II. Reproduction. Monsters of Melancholy: The Gargoyles of Charles Méryon --
Monsters of Light: The Gargoyles of Photographers --
Monsters of Sex: The Gargoyles of Gender --
Monsters of the Media: The Gargoyles in the Twentieth Century --
Epilogue to Part II: The Gargoyles Restored Again (2000) --
Appendix: The Chimeras (a List and Photographic Survey).
Responsibility: Michael Camille.
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Most of the people who visit the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris probably do not realize that the legendary gargoyles adorning this medieval masterpiece were not constructed until the 19th century.  Read more...

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"The celebrated medievalist Michael Camille takes on the modern era in this sweeping and brave book - with staggeringly original results. Exploring the indispensability of the monstrous to the Read more...

 
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