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The Grotesque in Church Art
T. Tindall Wildridge
London: A. Brown & Sons, 1900; Series: Second Edition
 

"The grotesque is the slang of architecture... Nowhere so much as in Gothic architecture has the grotesque been fostered and developed, for, except for a blind adherence to ancient designs, due to something like guild continuity, the whole detail was introduced apropos of nothing. ... The sources from which the artists obtained their material are as wide as the air. The chief aim of this volume is to indicate those sources..." - introduction

This work does not focus on animal symbols, but does cover some bestiary material. Chapters include: "Mythic Origin", "The Pig and Other Animal Musicians", "The Fox in Church Art".

Originally published in 1899 by William Andrews, London. Reprinted 1969 by Gale Research Co., Detroit.

221 pp., illustrations, index.

Language: English


 
LC:  N8180.W4 1900; LCCN: 68-030633
 
  
 
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