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How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England

How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781838602185
Barcode 9781838602185
Published 13 June 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Brocket, Jane
Series T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics
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ISBN-13 9781838602185
ISBN-10 1838602186
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Brocket, Jane
Series T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics
Category History of Art
Ceramic Arts, Pottery, Glass
Stained Glass
Decorative Arts & Crafts
Religious Buildings
Social & Cultural History
History Of Religion
Christianity
Handicrafts
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Stained glass windows - England, Church buildings - England
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 748.50942
Catalogue Code 1000708

Description of this Book

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. Illustrated in black & white and colour and with a list of the top 30 places to see outstanding examples, How to Look at Stained Glass is all that is needed to make sense of and enjoy the array of stained glass windows in the churches of England.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jane Brocket has an MA in Victorian Art and Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London. In 2005 she created her successful and popular yarnstorm blog to write about domesticity, textiles, design, art and literature. This led to her first book, the best-selling The Gentle Art of Domesticity (2007). Since then she has written a further seventeen books on a variety of creative and cultural themes. How to Look at Stained Glass is the culmination of years of visiting churches and marvelling at the quality and variety of English stained glass (more can be found on her glazed expressions blog). Jane lives in Berkshire.

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