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A Little Book of Gargoyles

A Little Book Of GARGOYLES


The monsters that grin and leer down at us from the roofs and towers of medieval churches are nightmares in the sky that have stood for centuries warding off the evil that lies beyond the holy ground.

They reached their finest flowering in the Middle Ages yet their story goes far beyond that time to the very beginnings of art when men painted and carved demons to keep away demons and turned their fears outwards into the dark to frighten away fear itself Monsters, dragons, devils, imps, skeletons, anything grotesque and weird was carved and painted, serving to remind us not simply that death is the final purpose of life but that along the dusty way to death lie bugaboos and boggarts and things that go bump in the night.

1998




Hardcover: 69 pages
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; illustrated edition edition (23 Jun 1998)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1854105612
ISBN-13: 978-1854105615