From satyrs and sea creatures to griffins and dragons, monsters lay at the heart of the medieval world. Believed to dwell in exotic, remote areas, these inexplicable parts of God's creation aroused fear, curiosity, and wonder in equal measure. Powerfully captured in the illustrations of manuscripts, such as bestiaries, travel books, and devotional works, they continue to delight audiences today with their vitality and humor. Medieval Monsters shows how strange creatures sparked artists’ imaginations to remarkable heights. Half-human hybrids of land and sea mingle with bewitching demons, blemmyae, cyclops, and multi-headed beasts of nightmare and comic grotesques. Over 100 wondrous and terrifying images offer a fascinating insight into the medieval mind.
|Publisher:||British Library Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Damien Kempf is a medieval historian specializing in the study and interpretation of manuscripts. Maria L. Gilbert is senior writer and editor at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
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