Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth; History, Lore, and 12 Artistic Patterns

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc
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. After mastering traditional water-spouting gargoyles and classic grotesques, a pattern gallery of rowdy characters and functional projectsincluding a gargoyle cane-topper, a green man door knocker, a crouching imp, and a screaming keystone grotesqueprovide new challenges for experienced carvers. A directory of where to find surviving gargoyles around the world complements fascinating information on the symbolism, legend, and lore of each spirited creature.

Author Biography

Shawn Cipa is the author of Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood, Carving Folk Art Figures, Woodcarving the Nativity in the Folk Art Style, and Wood Spirits and Green Men. He lives in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

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