The Green Man - 9780859914970

Un libro in lingua di Kathleen Basford edito da Ds Brewer, 1998

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The rarest, most recondite and fascinating art book, which is a folklore and magic book as well. THE TIMESThe Green Man, the image of the foliate heador the head of a man sprouting leaves, is probably the most common of all motifs in medieval sculpture. Nevertheless, the significance of the image lay largely unregarded until Kathleen Basford published this book - the first monograph of the Green Man in any language -and thereby earned the lasting gratitude of scholars in many fields, from art history and folklore to current environmental studies. This book has opened up new avenues of research, not only into medieval man's understanding of nature, and into conceptions of death, rebirth and resurrection in the middle ages, but also into ourconcern today with ecology and our relationship with the green world. It is therefore a work of living scholarship and its publication in paperback will be greatly and justly welcomed.

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