How to look at stained glass a guide to the church windows of England
|Main Author:||Brocket, Jane (Author)|
|Author Notes:||Jane Brocket|
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The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal, but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative and artistic expression. How to Look at Stained Glass is a fresh, unstuffy guide, which explores the medium by themes, patterns, designs, and effects. Using an A-Z format to reveal a multitude of fascinating details - all the way from apples to zig-zags - it makes looking at gloriously colourful, artistically important windows entertaining and rewarding. This layman's guide requires no previous historical, artistic or religious knowledge and the A-Z miscellany is in keeping with the pot-luck mix of windows to be found in most churches. It covers all the major periods and styles from medieval to modern, Victorian to post-war, eighteenth century to Arts and Crafts, figurative to abstract, and examines the fascinating and evolving iconography of stained glass
Exploring a church -- How a stained-glass window is made -- A-Z of stained glass -- 50 places to see stained glass
Includes bibliographical references and index.
X, 230 Seiten, 32 Seiten Bildtafeln illustrations (some color) 21 cm