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Griffinology. The Griffin's place in Myth, History and Art

14.900 Ft

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Griffinology is a fascinating exploration of the mythical creature’s many depictions in human culture. Drawing on a wealth of historical and literary sources, this book shows how the griffin has captured the imagination of people for over 5,000 years, representing power, transcendence and even divinity. It explores the history and symbolism of griffins in art, from their appearances in ancient Egyptian magic wands to medieval bestiaries, and from medieval coats of arms to corporate logos today. The use of the griffin as a symbol of power and protection is surveyed throughout history and into modern times. Beautifully illustrated, this book should appeal to all those interested in monsters, magic and the mystical, as well as art and history.
Gyártó: Reaktion Books
Szállítási díj: 1.669 Ft
Várható szállítás: 2024. július 29.


Table of Contents:

1 What is a Griffin? Early Examples from Ancient West Asia
2 Golden Griffins of Ancient Greece: From Image to Word
3 Sacred Griffins: Divine Companions, Psychopomps and Retributive Justice
4 Drinking with Griffins
5 The Art of War: Weaponizing Griffins
6 Griffins on the Move: Nomadic Visual Cultures of Central Asia and Europe
7 Guardian Griffins
8 Griffins of Distinction: Byzantine and Sasanian Palace Settings
9 Celestial Griffins: Radiance, Flight and Heavenly Companions
10 Encircling Griffins: Mapping the Influence of a Motif
11 Griffins Marking Death and Transcendence
12 Moralizing Griffins
13 Making Their Mark with Griffins: From Heraldry to Visual Branding
14 Adventures with Griffins
15 Modern Wonders: The Griffin Imagery of Carroll and Rowling


ISBN 9781789148466
Borító Hardback
Kiadás éve 2024
Kiadó Reaktion Books
Méret 24 x 17,6 x 2 cm
Múzeumi kollekciók Szépművészeti Múzeum
Nyelv English
Oldalszám és illusztrációk 272 pages, 80 color plates, 20 halftones
Szerző A. L. McClanan