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The Illuminated Window

Stories across Time

A beautifully illustrated guide to the diverse traditions of stained glass art throughout history.
The Illuminated Window is a unique journey through stained-glass installations across history. From the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries, we find in windows stories of conflict, commemoration, devotion, and celebration. Virginia Chieffo Raguin is our guide through the cathedrals of Chartres, Canterbury, and Cologne as well as Paris’s Sainte-Chapelle, Swiss guildhalls, Iran’s Pink Mosque, Harvard Memorial Hall, Tiffany’s chapel for the World Exposition, Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, and more. In her telling, stained glass relies on more than a single maker but on the relationship between the physical site, the patron’s aims, the work’s legibility for the spectator, and the prevailing style of the era. This is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume for anyone interested in stained-glass works.

320 pages | 130 color plates, 20 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4

Art: Art--General Studies

History: European History

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