Stained Glass Tours In England
|Author(s):||Charles Hitchcock 1867-1936 Sherrill|
|Publisher:||Ballantyne & Co. Limited|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1909|
|Number of pages:||342|
Although the purpose of this book is the quest of windows, it happensthat these very windows are so obligingly disposed throughout the lengthand breadth of England, and light such different sorts of edifices, thatin the search of them we shall obtain a very comprehensive idea ofEnglish architecture. Not only shall we visit many noble cathedrals(Canterbury, York, Winchester, Wells, &c. &c.), and smaller religiousedifices (Fairford, St. Neot, Norbury, &c.), but we shall also seesecular buildings of many types. In this latter category will beincluded both the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge, a civicguildhall (Coventry), an ancient hostel for the aged (Guildford), andone of the finest of the "stately homes of England" (Knole). Thus itwill be seen that our tours are more broadly catholic than their titlewould indicate--indeed, we are tempted to promise that by the time thepilgrim has completed them he will have obtained a well-roundedimpression not only of glass, but also of the history as well as theancient manners and customs of England. Unfortunately, no form ofillustration can hope to reproduce the combination of light and colourwhich makes the beauty of stained glass; those selected for this bookare the best obtainable, but are chiefly useful in showing how thewindows are set. This is not a technical book, so scale-drawings wouldbe out of place. CHARLES HITCHCOCK SHERRILL.