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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

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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.

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Buchbeschreibung Boydell & Brewer Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110859910245

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