Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'The rarest, most recondite and fascinating art book, which is a folklore and magic book as well.'. The Times'Kathleen Basford has made a beautiful collection of corbels, capitals, bosses and misericords depicting the foliated head known as the Green Man . the immediacy with which the reality of the supernatural is conveyed is sometimes disturbing, sometimes presented with an almost twentieth-century surrealism and always compels a respect for the vitality of the medieval imagination. (The author) includes a personal preface and an essay on the iconographical development of the image. her argument, authorities and evidence are well presented.' Lore and languageThe Green Man, the image of the foliate head or the head of a man sprouting leaves, is probably the most common of all motifs in medieval sculpture. Nevertheless, the significance of the image lay largely unregarded until Kathleen Basford published this book - the first monograph of the Green Man in any language - and therebyearned the lasting gratitude of scholars in many fields, from art history and folklore to current environmental studies. This book has opened up new avenues of research, not only into medieval man's understanding of nature, and into conceptions of death, rebirth and resurrection in the middle ages, but also into our concern today with ecology and our relationship with the green world. It is therefore a work of living scholarship and its reissue will be greatly and justly welcomed.'An incredibly thorough study, with every example illustrated, of the weird foliate heads or masks found in the medieval churches and cathedrals of Western Europe, with leaves sprouting from them.' The Times. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Green Man - the image of the foliate head or the head of a man sprouting leaves - is perhaps the commonest motif in medieval sculpture. This work, first published in 1978, explores the significance of the image and offers insights into medieval man's understanding of nature, into conceptions of death, rebirth and resurrection in the Middle Ages, and into concerns today with ecology and man's relationship with the green world.
Buchbeschreibung D S Brewer, Ipswich, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Photos and drawings (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Dust jacket has some edge wear along the top and at the flaps. No tears and not clipped. There is some yellowing on the inner flap of the front section of the dust jacket. There is a fainter yellow tinge along the top of the interior pages, probably from sun exposure. FFEP signed neatly by previous owner (artist Nancy-Lou Patterson). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015541
Buchbeschreibung Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1996. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780859910248-3
Buchbeschreibung D. S. Brewer, Ipswich, 1978. Hard Back. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 128pp, illustrated 95 plates, ther are a couple of underlinings in pencil which can be removed, the dustm wrapper is slightly chipped and the lamination is starting to peel away in a couple of places along edge of dust wrapper, overall a good sound copy scarce in this hardback edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9360
Buchbeschreibung Boydell & Brewer Inc. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0859910245 New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NEW4.0547359
Buchbeschreibung Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0859910245D