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BRIDAHAM, Lester Burbank.

Gargoyles, Chimeres, and the Grotesque in French Gothic Sculpture....

With an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Architectural Book Publishing Co., Inc., 1930

Stock Code: 130510

£350
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first printing, of this expansive photographic collection of Gothic sculpture. This work, which crucially combines architectural elements of art history with their contextual social history, highlights the rich material culture found within and without medieval places of worship. Lester Burbank Bridaham (1899-1992) was an American artist and photographer, and here creates both an invaluable source book for historians and a stunning artistic work. The work features an introduction by Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), the influential American architect responsible for much of the American Gothic revival movement at the turn of the nineteenth century.

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Description

Large octavo. Original black boards, spine lettered in gilt, gargoyle motif in gilt to front cover within blindstamped frame, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket illustrated by Bridaham.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, slight wear to extremities; a very good, uncommonly bright, copy in the partially sunned jacket with slight discolouration and creasing to extremities.

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