Monsters in Stone: Kentuckys Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men Gary R. Varner

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Published: February 23rd 2015

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85 pages


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Monsters in Stone: Kentuckys Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men  by  Gary R. Varner

Monsters in Stone: Kentuckys Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men by Gary R. Varner
February 23rd 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 85 pages | ISBN: | 5.39 Mb

Kentucky, one of four Commonwealth states, became the 15th state of the Union in 1792. It was the birthplace of both president’s Abraham Lincoln and JeffersonDavis, was explored by Daniel Boone, saw numerous battles during both the Revolution andMoreKentucky, one of four Commonwealth states, became the 15th state of the Union in 1792. It was the birthplace of both president’s Abraham Lincoln and JeffersonDavis, was explored by Daniel Boone, saw numerous battles during both the Revolution and Civil War and is mostly known for its bourbon, moonshine, tobacco and horses.

It is also home to hundreds of buildings, some on the National Register, which are adorned with thousands of gargoyles, grotesques and Green Men.Why or how these images came to be part of Kentucky’s architecture, or for that matter the architecture of most of 19th century America, is subject for discussion. Perhaps they were a decorative fad at one time or functioned as metaphors for a troubled time. Regardless of their origins, they existed in the dawn of time and remain in mans universal unconsciousness—occasionally rising over time throughthe works of artisans and masons.This book is a photo story of these incredible carvings and details the history and meaning of the archetypal images gracing the 18th and 19th century buildings of the Blue Grass state.



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