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Learn about architecture terms and ideas, with hands on projects to try and structures from around the world.
Learn About Gargoyles
The word gargoyle shares a root with the word gargle, coming from the old French word for throat, gargouille. A true gargoyle has a waterspout. Other unusual carved creatures are properly called grotesques. Is anyone still carving such creatures? Meet Walter S. Arnold. Arnold started sculpting in stone at the age of twelve.
Walking Architecture Tour
You don't have to be in New York to enjoy these virtual walks around the city, peering up at the monsters. "They crouch in the corners and lurk under windows. They curl around drainpipes and blend into doorways. They're so clever at hiding most folks won't see them at all." You can choose from monster walks, a term coined by webmaster Amelia Wilson, down Wall Street, Madison, Gramercy Park, Central Park, the West Side and at the Brooklyn Museum. More walks will be added in the future. This Web site is illustrated with photographs and the writing is deliciously fun.
Interview with a Sculptor and Stone Carver Walter S. Arnold
Stone Carver and Sculptor Walter Arnold answers your questions about gargoyles and sculpture. Here is a collection of some of these questions and his answers. Feel free to print them out and use them in your classrooms. You are welcome to e-mail your questions if you notice anything that he has missed.
HOW TO DRAW A GARGOYLE
Here's a great site for learning all types of drawing including gargoyles.
Gargoyle Spooky Bags
Create your own gang of simple but undeniably spooky lunch bag faces to set along your window ledge and welcome -- or ward off! -- your trick-or-treaters.
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