The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame
Medievalism and the Monsters of ModernityeBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 439 pages) : illustrations