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The Green Man by Kathleen Basford

Title The Green Man
Author Kathleen Basford
Publisher D. S. Brewer
Release 1998
Category Art
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9780859914970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Delightful, oft-reprinted guide to the foliate heads so common in medieval sculpture. This was the first-ever monograph dedicated to the Green Man.

The Green Man by Richard Hayman

Title The Green Man
Author Richard Hayman
Publisher Shire Publications
Release 2010-06-22
Category Architecture
Total Pages 56
ISBN 9780747807841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Inspired by the illustrations in book margins where heads were used to terminate trails of foliage, they were usually carved in the form of human masks, cats' or demons' heads. The earliest architectural green men are found in the churches of the wealthy and influential, such as Henry I's private chapel in Derbyshire but they were still produced in lesser numbers into the nineteenth century. Richard Hayman discusses the origins and definitions of these fascinating figures and traces their many declines and revivals throughout history - a valuable guide for any church history enthusiast.

Title The Green Man in Britain
Author Fran Doel
Publisher The History Press
Release 2001-05-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0750953136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Green Man has many facets, many dimensions. He peers through his leaf mask in hundreds of church misericords and stone carvings. His innate link with the changing seasons and fertility is revealed in the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in summer folk customs such as Jack in the Green, the Castleton Garland and the Burry Man. Perhaps he even lurks in the legendary hero of the Greenwood, Robin Hood. The Authors have been running summer schools and courses on the Green Man for many years, and in this fascinating study they discuss his significance in medieval times and explore the modern development of the concept of the Green Man. The book also contains a detailed gazetteer of over 200 sites, featuring almost 1000 carvings (many photographed by Felicity Howlett).

The Land of the Green Man by Carolyne Larrington

Title The Land of the Green Man
Author Carolyne Larrington
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Release 2019-06-13
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781350130258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait."

The Green Man by Jeremy Harte

Title The Green Man
Author Jeremy Harte
Publisher Pitkin
Release 2001-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781841650456
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

We see the Green Man half-hidden on the walls of many of our old churches, a face surrounded by leaves. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched Pitkin Guide looks at this fascinating creature, its history, and where to find him. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

The Green Man by Kingsley Amis

Title The Green Man
Author Kingsley Amis
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release 2013-05-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1590176367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can’t see why everybody who isn’t a child, everybody who’s theoretically old enough to have understood what death means, doesn’t spend all his time thinking about it. It’s a pretty arresting thought.” He also happens to own and run a country inn that is haunted. The Green Man opens as Maurice’s father drops dead (had he seen something in the room?) and continues as friends and family convene for the funeral. Maurice’s problems are many and increasing: How to deal with his own declining health? How to reach out to a teenage daughter who watches TV all the time? How to get his best friend’s wife in the sack? How to find another drink? (And another.) And then there is always death. The Green Man is a ghost story that hits a live nerve, a very black comedy with an uncannily happy ending: in other words, Kingsley Amis at his best.

Wood Spirits and Green Men by Lora S. Irish

Title Wood Spirits and Green Men
Author Lora S. Irish
Publisher
Release 2015-01-01
Category
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9781565238565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The ultimate sourcebook for carving these classic figures, with 2 step-by-step demonstrations, 40 ready-to-use patterns, and an inspiring photo gallery.

Title The Mythic Forest the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature
Author Gary R. Varner
Publisher Algora Publishing
Release 2006-01-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 212
ISBN 0875864368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception.

Uprooted by Nina Lyon

Title Uprooted
Author Nina Lyon
Publisher
Release 2017-04-06
Category Green Man (Tale)
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780571318025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Revealing the Green Man
Author Mark Olly
Publisher Moon Books
Release 2016-07-21
Category
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781780993362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A full history of the physical and spiritual development of the Green Man from Prehistoric origins to modern-day archaeological discoveries.