Stained Glass: A Handbook On the Art of Stained and Painted Glass, Its Origin and Development from the Time of Charlemagne to Its Decadence
|Publisher:||New York: N. L. Brown|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1922|
|Number of pages:||222|
Early training in the workshop, long prac- tice in designing and painting in all styles, a deep interest in Stained glass, and a loving study of it, combined with painstaking re- search extending over many years, I may plead as my justification for writing this book. The following chapters are the prod- uct of an experience of thirty years, during which glass painting and collecting old glass has been my delight and recreation. Minute investigation into the history of this art seemed to me at first safer in the hands of English and Continental authorities, yet in the course of time I was confronted with so many puzzling details and antiquarian prob- lems that I started to look into the mysteries of this half-forgotten art. I have succeeded in uncovering the secrets of the brilliant col- ors of mediaeval Stained glass, thus striking at the root of the problems of an art that has the minerals of the earth as its source and medium.