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The Cartoons of the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda

The Gouda cartoons are the original designs for the stained glass windows of the city’s main church. This volume provides the first complete overview of these sketches, which date from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The editors have collected images of all the surviving cartoons, as well as essays that delve into the lives and tools of draughtsmen during this period, and provides new information on early modern glazing techniques. A full description of the restoration efforts over the past centuries, as well as the recent conservation finished in 2011, make The Cartoons of the Sint Janskerk in Gouda an impressively comprehensive account of these extraordinary sketches.

320 pages | 200 color plates | 9 x 12

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Combined Dutch/English Edition

      Tom Hage
Ground-plan of the Sint-Janskerk, with the numbering of the windows and related cartoons, and a list of draughtsmen and dates

The Draughtsmen of the Gouda Cartoons
      Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman
The Gouda Windows: A Coherent Whole?
      Xander van Eck
Pre-Reformation Cartoons and Designs
Post-Reformation Cartoons
Twentieth-Century Cartoons and Designs
Cartoons in Art History
      Arjan R. de Koomen
From Paper to Glass: The Working Methods of the Artists of the Gouda Windows
      Anne van Oosterwijk and Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman
The Drawing Media Used in the Gouda Cartoons
      Thomas Brain
Five Centuries of Caring For and Using the Cartoons
      Henny van Dolder-de Wit
The Conservation of the Cartoons of the Gouda Windows (2005–2011)
      Monique Staal

Technical Description of the Cartoons
List of the Cartoons by Artist
Chronological List of the Cartoons
Note on the Numbering and Abbreviations

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