The Slow Breath of Stone: A Romanesque Love Story

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In the years following the devastations of the first world war, a brilliant, young American couple, Kingsley and Lucy Porter, travelled to south-west France to document the abbeys and basilicas of the Romanesque period. Their extraordinary photographs revealed some of the most feverishly inventive stonescapes in Europe, stories chiselled from the Bible and nightmares: rams playing harps and devils eating men's brains; a female centaur pulling a mermaid's hair; women suckling snakes at their breasts. For the Porters, these ...

The Slow Breath of Stone: A Romanesque Love Story 2006, Fourth Estate (GB), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780002571470

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