Antique Stained Glass Windows for the Home

Author: Molly Higgins

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764321825

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 6232

Large quantities of leaded decorative windows were manufactured in the years surrounding the turn of the century. Glasses of many colors and textures were used to make elaborate windows for homes, creating spectacular presentations of light and color formerly seen only in churches. These windows are enormously popular on today's antiques market, varying widely in price and condition. This attractive book is a useful tool for anyone looking to bring the enchanting beauty of stained glass into their home. In this revised 2nd edition there are hundreds of gorgeous windows of many shapes, sizes, colors, and complexities are featured here, including etched, beveled, painted, and mosaic windows. Learn about the influences of some of the more prominent names in decorative windows, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, John LaFarge, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Original catalog material, a discussion of glass and leading types, values for each window, and other information will help you assess decorative windows in the marketplace. For designers and artisans, this book is a treasury of classic designs.

Stained Glass Windows and Doors

Antique Gems for Today's Homes

Author: Douglas Congdon-Martin

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764322761

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 1987

Around the turn of the 20th century it became fashionable for homes to include decorative panels of stained glass in their windows and doors. They ranged from small eyelid windows or transoms over a doorway to massive walls of double-hung windows. In any size they introduced a warm glow of color to the interiors and an artistic flare to the architecture. Today stained glass is being rediscovered. Antique windows and doors are sought after by collectors and decorators, and contemporary glass artists are reviving the craft. This book demonstrates the wide range of glass that is available in the market. For the artisan it gives a context to their work and provides them with ideas and techniques to expand their repertoire. Over 500 color pictures show the artistry and craftsmanship of antique windows and doors from England, Europe and the United States, and make this an invaluable resource for designers, architects, home restorers and collectors alike. Dimensions and information about the historical context and the artists who produced the glass are provided, along with current prices.

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

Author: Alastair Duncan

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486253367

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 6

View: 9537

Depictions of magnificent stained glass windows from 1870s–1930s, lush garden scenes, brilliant New England landscapes, more. 24 full-color cards.

Stained Glass Pattern Book

88 Designs for Workable Projects

Author: Ed Sibbett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048623360X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 62

View: 8522

This splendid sourcebook for stained glass designs contains 88 patterns in styles ranging from medieval interlacements to Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and modern motifs. Suitable for crafters at every level of expertise, the patterns can be easily expanded for full-sized panels, mirror surrounds, and other decorative work.

Stained Glass

Radiant Art

Author: Virginia Chieffo Raguin

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061534

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 872

Stained glass is a monumental art, a corporate enterprise dependent on a patron with whom artists blend their voices. Combining the fields now labeled decorative arts, architecture, and painting, the window transforms our experience of space. Windows of colored glass were essential features of medieval and Renaissance buildings. They provided not only light to illuminate the interior but also specific and permanent imagery that proclaimed the importance of place. Commissioned by monks, nuns, bishops, and kings, as well as by merchants, prosperous farmers, and a host of anonymous patrons, these windows vividly reflect the social, religious, civic, and aesthetic values of their eras. Beautifully illustrated with reproductions from the remarkable stained glass collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Stained Glass addresses the making of a stained glass window, its iconography and architectural context, the patrons and collectors, and the challenges of restoration and display. The selected works include examples from Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Subject matter ranges from monumental religious scenes for Gothic churches to lively heraldic panels made for houses and other secular settings. Integrating comparisons to works of art in other media, such as manuscripts, drawings, and panel paintings, this book encourages the general reader to see stained glass as an element of a broad artistic production.

Conservation of Stained Glass in America

A Manual for Studios and Caretakers

Author: Julie L. Sloan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 225

View: 3506

The shimmering, iridescent glow of vibrantly-colored glass is dimmed & damaged by a century's dirt & neglect. It is time for America's heritage of magnificent stained glass -- installed in churches, public buildings & countless homes -- to be restored to its original beauty & strength. Designed & installed a hundred years ago during a time of great enthusiasm for stained glass, the natural aging process has affected the structural network of the windows. They have begun to buckle & bow, as well as show other signs of distress on the incomparable luster of their surfaces. Dirt has crept between the pieces of glass, smudging faces & blurring inscriptions. The putty that held the glass in place has dried & fallen out. Often well-meant but overzealous cleaning has caused damage. But few owners of stained glass windows understand either their construction or how best to go about preserving them. CONSERVATION OF STAINED GLASS IN AMERICA is a complete guide for both the owners of stained glass windows & for artists & studios who restore them. Its examples & illustrations are focused on American stained glass, even though many of the techniques were developed in Europe, where stained glass has a long & noble history. In the United States however, the glass itself is different than that made in Europe. The problems & solutions are different, too. The author, Julie L. Sloan, pioneered many of today's standards in stained glass restoration. To order: Art in Architecture Press, Inc., Tonetta Lake Road, Brewster, NY 10509. 914-278-2187.

Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

16 Art Stickers

Author: Louis Comfort Tiffany

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486415703

Category: Art

Page: 4

View: 1229

Lovelyfine art stickers featuring masterpieces by the famed creator of stained glass artinclude the brilliant "Peacock Window" and beautiful floral landscapes, mountain views, birds, deer, and other subjects."

Stained Glass Windows of Distinction

Featuring McMow Art Glass Studio Designers

Author: Randy Allan Wardell,McMow Art Glass Inc

Publisher: [Waterford, Ont.] : Wardell Publications

ISBN: 9780919985223

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 78

View: 4489

This luscious, colourful book contains 108 colour photographs of leaded glass window installations and 46 detailed line drawings rendered in a professional client proposal format. This collection is drawn from the studio designer's portfolio of McMow Art Glass covering more than 18 years of commissions. The styles include all aspects of leaded glass design from beveled panels to landscapes, but the spectacular entryways are particularly outstanding. This book is essential for all art glass libraries and will prove invaluable for architects, builders, interior designers, glass artists and ultimately for all lovers of leaded glass and design.

Introduction to Stained Glass

A Teaching Manual

Author: Randy A. Wardell,Judy Wardell

Publisher: Belleville, Ont. : Wardell Publications

ISBN: 9780919985049

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 68

View: 2160

Introduction to Stained Glass is designed to be used as a do-it-yourself manual or to supplement an instructional course. If you wish to learn how to make stained glass objects, you will find that this book provides all the step-by-step information on tools, supplies and techniques necessary to learn on your own. Full size patterns are included for sun catchers, windows, lamp shades and three-dimensional projects, all specifically designed for the beginning crafter. All projects are shown in colour and have specification and material lists, assembly illustration and colour suggestions.

Arts & Crafts Stained Glass

Author: Peter Cormack

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300209709

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 354

View: 4975

An insightful corrective demonstrating the Arts and Crafts Movement's indelible impact on British and American stained glass

Frank Lloyd Wright Glass

Author: Doreen Ehrlich,Frank Lloyd Wright

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762408818

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 175

View: 1559

Providing a chronological, pictorial survey of the use of glass in each documented building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this comprehensive book traces the architect's innovate use of art glass in windows, lighting, interior decor, furnishings, and his famed Luxifer prisms. 175 full-color and b&w photos.

Medieval and Renaissance stained glass in the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Paul Williamson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 2287

One hundred colour plates, and selected details, show the collection to advantage, while commentaries on each of the pieces will reconstruct the original context of the panels, explain the imagery and give details of further reading thus also providing an indispensable introduction to the subject.

American Glass

The Collections at Yale

Author: John Stuart Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300226691

Category: Decorative arts

Page: 320

View: 6520

Glass can be decorative or utilitarian, and its forms often reflect technological innovations and social change. Drawing on an insightful selection from the Yale University Art Gallery and other collections at Yale, American Glass illuminates the vital and often intimate roles that glass has played in the nation's art and culture. Spectacularly illustrated, the publication showcases 18th-century mold-blown vessels, 19th-century pressed glass, innovative studio work, and luminous stained-glass windows by John La Farge and Louis Comfort Tiffany, the latter reproduced as a lush gatefold. These are considered alongside beguiling objects that broaden our expectations of glass and speak to the centrality of the medium in American life, including one of the oldest complex microscopes in the United States, an early Edison light bulb, glass-plate photography, jewelry, and more. With an essay on the history of collecting American glass and discussions of each object that present new scholarship, this engaging book tells the long and rich history of glass in America--from prehistoric minerals to contemporary sculptures.

Quick Success Stained Glass

A Beginner's Instruction Guide

Author: Randy Allan Wardell,Judy Wardell

Publisher: Wardell Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780919985186

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 23

View: 5806

Quick Success Stained Glass is designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible. If you can't wait to get your glass cutter and soldering iron in gear, you have picked the right book.