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Stained Glass - Radiant Art (Paperback)
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Stained Glass - Radiant Art (Paperback)

Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 12/09/2013
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This is a beautifully illustrated discussion on the making of stained glass and its enduring iconography. Stained glass is a monumental art, a corporate enterprise dependent on collaboration between patron and artist. Combining the fields now known as decorative arts, architecture, and painting, the window transforms our experience of space. Windows of coloured glass were essential features of medieval and Renaissance buildings - they provided not only light but also specific and permanent imagery that proclaimed the importance of place. Beautifully illustrated, this volume addresses the making of a stained glass window, its iconography and architectural context, the patrons and collectors, and the challenges of restoration and display. The featured works include examples from Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and cover a range of subjects from religious scenes to heraldic panels and secular scenes.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061534
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 10 mm

"An authoritative and accessible overview of medieval stained glass from its origins, its production and purpose to its collection, conservation and presentation."--Institute of Historic Building Conservation
"A neat, beautifully illustrated paperback which I intend to carry in my manbag on my next foray into the ancient churches in Herefordshire."--Western Mail
"Virginia Chieffo Raguin presents a nicely balanced survey of the topic of medieval stained glass. It is simple enough for the interested public, yet provides a good contextual introduction for an undergraduate or non-specialist academic level of interest."
"A comprehensive work addressing all aspects of the process and history of making stained glass."--Antiques Trade Gazette

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