The Gargoyles of Notre Dame

The Gargoyles of Notre Dame

5 On 27 April 1936 the head of a gargoyle from the facade crashed down to the parvis, and at eleven o'clock in the ... Here, up close, was a wounded gallery of broken gargoyles, monsters without snouts, flowers without their petals.

Author: Michael Camille

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226092461

Category: Art

Page: 488

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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 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc’s ambitious restoration of the structure from 1843 to 1864, when the gargoyles were designed, sculpted by the little-known Victor Pyanet, and installed. These gargoyles, Camille contends, were not mere avatars of the Middle Ages, but rather fresh creations—symbolizing an imagined past—whose modernity lay precisely in their nostalgia. He goes on to map the critical reception and many-layered afterlives of these chimeras, notably in the works of such artists and writers as Charles Méryon, Victor Hugo, and photographer Henri Le Secq. Tracing their eventual evolution into icons of high kitsch, Camille ultimately locates the gargoyles’ place in the twentieth-century imagination, exploring interpretations by everyone from Winslow Homer to the Walt Disney Company. Lavishly illustrated with more than three hundred images of its monumental yet whimsical subjects, The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame is a must-read for historians of art and architecture and anyone whose imagination has been sparked by the lovable monsters gazing out over Paris from one of the world’s most renowned vantage points.
Categories: Art

Broken Chains A Paranormal Protector Tale

Broken Chains  A Paranormal Protector Tale

As long as it's not the Moth Man, I have time for a bit of research in the inter semester break." Catena hesitated. ... "Gargoyles. Anything you can find about them." "Okay. I've never heard of anyone having a gargoyle problem before.

Author: Demelza Carlton

Publisher: Lost Plot Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Shy librarian Catena likes her quiet life…until a huge naked man muscles his way into her house, insisting he's been woken from his centuries-long sleep to be her personal protector. Catena's life is turned upside down when she's saved by a creature she's only heard about in books. If only her hero's rock-hard abs weren't actually made out of stone. Tor has no memory of his past. All he knows is that he must protect Catena at all costs. Can they unlock the dark secrets chaining them to the past, and forge a new future? CAUTION: This is a steamy gargoyle shifter romance, so if you don't like your heroes hot, hard and protective, Tor and Catena's tale might be a bit much for you.
Categories: Fiction

SELFISH ANGEL

SELFISH ANGEL

Sandman picked it up and then returned to the main gate, where he began collecting the fallen torsos of a couple more broken gargoyles. “Help me take the gargoyles to the medical ward,” Sandman told Hewey, when the human initiate slowed ...

Author: Risa Fey

Publisher: Risa Fey

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 134

Ex-skinhead and drug dealer Hewey Steps puts his sordid past behind him to begin his new life as a magic-wielding agent of the Unfallen. But Lorcan’s Pack wants revenge on his demon partner, Enzo, who still refuses to accept his rulership as archon—since waking the fallen angel’s dormant power could spell disaster for anyone who gets in his way, especially those who dare to threaten the woman he loves. Hewey and Enzo grapple with the vile sins of their past, as an insidious threat lurks in the bustling hallways at Stillwater, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike… And it’s an enemy that cannot be touched. Old habits and prejudices die hard in this heart-stopping addition to the Archon Rising trilogy. Featuring a dynamic cast of morally gray characters, thrilling action, tortured romance, and diabolic scenes reminiscent of the gritty cult-classic American History X… Delve into this horror-fantasy world today! Dark Fantasy — Urban Fantasy — Horror — Dark Paranormal Romance
Categories: Fiction

DragonGate

DragonGate

The dragon shattered into countless sparks of light which faded away. Lyst looked around the now empty chamber, but for the first time in his life he did not feel empty or alone himself. As he contemplated the broken gargoyles, ...

Author: Sam Venstone

Publisher: Venstone Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 798

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The last of the elder dragons was slain long ago, and ever since his death, the world has been beset by violence, poverty and the many other evils that vex humankind. After Wyc the minstrel relates the tale of Sir Ulryc and the Last Dragon to the court of the warmongering King Adryc, the king decides to recover the dragon's treasure from Mount Dragonheart. However, the secret of how to reach the inaccessible mountain is known only to the monks of Elyon. When the king’s soldiers invade High Dragon monastery looking for the secret way, young Tercyn and four squabbling monks escape into the mysterious Land of Dragons carrying the monastery’s most sacred relic, the Eye of the Dragon. To save the monastery, all five must overcome their own personal dragons and somehow find a way to defeat the king’s soldiers. Dragongate is both an imaginative tour de force and an exploration of the causes of human suffering and how to overcome them.
Categories: Fiction

Curse of the Gargoyles

Curse of the Gargoyles

Doubt ate at my stomach lining even as I longed to help the stone-still gargoyle. He had to be under enormous strain, ... You have to snuff out the gargoyle to break the purifier or we'll all die.” Broken. Not sick. Not injured. Broken.

Author: Rebecca Chastain

Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books

ISBN: 9780990603177

Category: Fiction

Page: 1960

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Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world... "If you enjoyed Magic of the Gargoyles then Curse of the Gargoyles will blow you away!" (Feeling Fictional ★★★★★) Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray. No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself. Brimming with epic magic and loveable gargoyles, Curse of the Gargoyles is the second story in Rebecca Chastain's mesmerizing Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy. Fantasy fans young and old will delight in this highly original world and exciting, action-packed adventure. Grab your copy to continue the thrilling trilogy today! “Pick up a book by this author—any book—because her writing is so worth it!!” (Happy Tails and Tales ★★★★★) NOVELS OF TERRA HAVEN GARGOYLES GUARDIAN CHRONICLES Magic of the Gargoyles Curse of the Gargoyles Secret of the Gargoyles Lured (bonus novelette available free exclusively to newsletter subscribers) TERRA HAVEN CHRONICLES Deadlines & Dryads (a prequel) Leads & Lynxes (forthcoming)
Categories: Fiction

The Face of War

The Face of War

'Broken. Gargoyles': Photographic. Representation. of. Severely. Wounded. New. Zealand. Soldiers. 1 W. H. Auden, 'I Am Not a Camera', Edward Mendelson, ed., Collected Poems, New York, 1991, pp. 840–41. 2 Corporal Ward Muir, ...

Author: Sandy Callister

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781869406455

Category: Photography

Page: 321

View: 999

By the time the First World War broke out in 1914, photography had become affordable and popular. Many of the 100,000 New Zealanders who went overseas to fight carried cameras with them, determined to capture their part in the 'great adventure'. And soldiers were not the only ones to take photographs: cameras were also used by officials, journalists and medical staff. The Face of War is the first book to examine the photographs, many previously unknown, of New Zealand's First World War experience, tracing a sometimes shocking, often moving visual history through soldiers' snapshots, keepsake portraits, battlefield panoramas, photographic medical records and rolls of honour. Sandy Callister discusses how photography was used to capture and narrate, memorialise and observe, romanticise and bear witness to the experiences of New Zealanders at home and overseas. Her study is the first to argue for the importance of New Zealand photography to the history of war, but also examines in depth the contradictions of this photography: as a site of remembrance and forgetting, of nation and sacrifice, of mourning and mythology, of subjectivity and identity. Both authoritative and insightful, The Face of War superbly illuminates an often overlooked aspect of New Zealand's First World War history.
Categories: Photography

The Perfect Monologue

The Perfect Monologue

Let them keep their garbage and their crooks and their jobs and their broken gargoyles. I just want to live out the rest of my life with you and see my girls grow up healthy and happy and once in a while I would like to have some water ...

Author: Ginger Howard Friedman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780879106218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 707

In this companion volume to her highly successful ÊCallbackÊ Ginger Howard Friedman a veteran casting director playwright and teacher reveals her winning formula for a monologue audition that lands you the part. She explains her essential rules for a successful audition then selects scenes from 16 plays and adapts them into monologues comic and serious for men and women of all ages.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

One whole side of the building had torn loose and fallen away. Stone and shattered gargoyles lay strewn across the yard. They fell just where I did, Bran thought when he saw them. Some of the gargoyles had broken into so many pieces it ...

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780345529060

Category: Fiction

Page: 3264

View: 791

The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS
Categories: Fiction

Secret of the Gargoyles

Secret of the Gargoyles

As carefully as I would heal a gargoyle, I knitted the broken seams back together. The quartz reshaped beneath my magical touch, closing the base of the wound, but it didn't heal. The jangle of broken magic buffeted me, refusing to be ...

Author: Rebecca Chastain

Publisher: Mind Your Muse Books

ISBN: 9780990603184

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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I place the lives of all gargoyles into your hands with what I am about to tell you… "a fantastic finale to the Gargoyle Guardian trilogy" (Feeling Fictional★★★★★) In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives. Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived... The captivating conclusion to the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy, Secret of the Gargoyles will charm readers of all ages, especially those who love extraordinary magic and endearing gargoyles. Grab your copy today to read the stunning conclusion! **Special Bonus: Unlock a free novelette featuring Mika, Marcus, and Oliver in a brand-new adventure! See the end of the book for details.** NOVELS OF TERRA HAVEN GARGOYLES GUARDIAN CHRONICLES Magic of the Gargoyles Curse of the Gargoyles Secret of the Gargoyles Lured (bonus novelette available free exclusively to newsletter subscribers) TERRA HAVEN CHRONICLES Deadlines & Dryads (a prequel) Leads & Lynxes (forthcoming)
Categories: Fiction

The Iron Fey Volume One

The Iron Fey Volume One

We followed Grimalkin to the base of an ancient ruined castle, where shattered pillars and broken gargoyles lay scat— tered about the courtyard. Bones littered the area as well, pok— ing up through the snow, making me nervous.

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373211388

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 736

View: 351

Follows Meghan Chase, who learns she is the daughter of the summer faery king, as she journeys into the world of the fey to save those she loves and struggles against the iron fey.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction