Gargoyles (Riverside Church)


These gargoyles are way up the tower of Riverside Church, facing south. They are very hard to see with the naked eye. The one way at the top has what seems to have a racially defined modernist African look, in synch perhaps with the progressive spirit of the cathedral’s religious leadership in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to Gargoyles (Riverside Church)

  1. dmf says:

    like cartoons almost

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