Stained Glass

Stained Glass

From Its Origins to the Present

Book - 2003
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Raguin and Pongracz offer a detailed and lavish review of the styles, designs, practitioners, tools, and techniques of stained glass and give the complete history of this exquisite medium.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 2003.
ISBN: 9780810946446
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Higgins, Mary Clerkin


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May 22, 2016

Stained Blass: From Its Origins to the Present --- by --- Virginia Chieffo Raguin.
Associated almost exclusively in the imagination of literally millions of admirers over the ages, stained glass is linked intimately with the churches of the late middle ages; of the soaring vaulting aspirations of gothic architecture and of the relationship between man And a god of light. This book, though generously illustrated with awe-inspring photographs of exemplars of this artform manage unfortunately to show only a tiny portion of what beckons to be seen. As such, it can at best be only a sampler, an artistic appetizer of stained art. But do enjoy it. The pictures are extensively captioned and the photographs are, of course, enough to make you travel to see the original.

Apr 18, 2016

ThIs book goes into a very detailed overview of the history of stained glass. The broad range of topics it covers is iMpressive and interestinG. For instance, it looks at not only regional and religioUs influences, but also political, economical and aRtistic influences too. The illustrations are stunning, but it would have been nice to see more work from modern artists (such as "dEDFUmE"), but this book was written well before that. It was hard to visualize the examples a lot of the time. This is my only complaint though, as the rest of it was mesmerizing in both content and clarity.


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