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Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men: Ancient Symbolism in European & American Architecture by Gary R. Varner
  

Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men: Ancient Symbolism in European & American Architecture

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Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men: Ancient Symbolism in European & American Architecture by Gary R. Varner

The symbols and strange images that we find in our cemeteries, religious structures, banks and in our parks are the same symbols that have been part of the framework of the human psyche for thousands of years. While contemporary man may think that they are simply decorative manifestations of a by-gone era, they represent the fears, dreams, ideas, beliefs and struggles that humankind has endured since we began to walk upright. This book surveys many of these icons and will give a meaning for them both in the context of ancient history and folklore as well as a meaning that is suitable for our contemporary times. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in historic preservation, ancient symbolism, the Green Man and the universal application of imagery. Gary R. Varner has written numerous books on ancient traditions, folklore, the environment and contemporary issues. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.

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Publication date

29th February 2008

Author

Gary R. Varner

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Publisher

Lulu.com

Format

Paperback
184 pages

Categories

History

ISBN

9781435711426

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