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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what the title says, but good fun nonetheless, 27 July 2003
This review is from: A Little Book of Gargoyles (Little Books Of...) (Hardcover)
Well, to start with, this book is not particularly 'little' - measuring approximately 15cm square - nor does it exclusively feature gargoyles, and it is definitely not comprehensive (nor does it pretend to be).
All that said, it is lots of fun for anyone remotely interested in the weird and wonderful carvings and paintings that adorn the churches of the UK and elsewhere. The book is basically a collection of the author's own photographs, together with comments and some home-spun philosophy on the meanings of each item or category.
The pictures are excellent - you'd think they were taken by a professional photographer specially commissioned for the book, rather than an eternally-touring 'comedian' and cohort of Jasper Carrott. The text is middling. But then, anyone buying this book is probably not looking for profound insight - I guess purchasers of this book will probably be people who already have an interest in the subject, looking for something other than dry academic analysis, or people expecting a collection of weird pictures, or people with a passing interest who don't really want to dig deeper. All these types will be satisfied by what is really just a fun book, but one which encourages people to look a little bit more closely on their next visit to a church or cathedral.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting introduction, 9 Mar 2014
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Annik Lamotte (Cheshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Little Book of Gargoyles (Little Books Of...) (Hardcover)
Mike Harding's series of Little Books is a very interesting introduction to the subject covered by each of them. They wouldn't stand alone but they encourage you to find out more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GARGOYLES, 7 April 2012
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A strange sized book that gives you an interesting insight to the world of gargoyles, and is easy to pick up and read a page at a time and digest what is said, I really like it, and it can sit on the mantlepiece and visitors pick it up and show interest as well,it's a great introduction to a fascinating subject.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good condition, shiped fast, 20 April 2009
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Jo (Aveiro, Portugal) - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Little Book of Gargoyles (Little Books Of...) (Hardcover)
The item i ordered arrived in the conditions described and on time. I'm very pleased with it.
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A Little Book of Gargoyles (Little Books Of...) by Mike Harding (Hardcover - 1 Jun 1998)
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