Glory, Azure and Gold

The Stained-Glass Windows of Thomas Denny

Author: Antonia Johnson,Josie Reed

Publisher: Lund Humphries

ISBN: 9781848222281


Page: 104

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This is the first book to be published on the stained-glass art of Thomas Denny. While his name is known mainly within ecclesiastical and glass-making circles, it is likely that Denny’s art is instantly recognisable to a great many more. His radiant windows in Gloucester, Durham and Hereford Cathedrals and in many churches and chapels around the UK are arguably some of the art world’s best-kept secrets. Denny (b.1956) originally studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has translated this painterly experience into a uniquely expressive style of stained glass. His works combine the aesthetic invention of modern British forbears such as John Piper with subtle reference to the medieval and ancient past. Including eleven heartfelt essays as well as poetry and the artist’s own testimony, which explore and explain the subject matter, techniques and dazzling effect of Denny’s craft, this book will be of interest to members of the thriving community of contemporary glass-makers as well as anyone who has seen and been moved by his work.

Strangest Genius

The Stained Glass of Harry Clarke

Author: Lucy Costigan,Michael Cullen

Publisher: The History Press Ireland

ISBN: 1845889711

Category: Art

Page: 318

View: 7232

Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained-glass artist. Internationally, his name is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius. The use of rich colours, the delicate depiction of beautiful elongated figures with their fine-carved features and deep expressive eyes, is magical to behold. During his short life Clarke created more than 160 stained-glass windows, which can be found in churches, cathedrals, galleries, and private collections throughout the world.This book documents, for the first time, the entire stained-glass collection of Harry Clarke. Never before has every piece been brought together in one volume. Strangest Genius presents Clarke’s brilliance and originality afresh to a twenty-first-century audience.

The Fifth Sorceress

Author: Robert Newcomb

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345454766

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller. In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets. . . . “We gave them a chance once, long ago. . . . We offered to share power equally, and in peace. But they refused and chose war. With them it was all or nothing. Wizard against Sorceress. Male against female. Light against dark.” It is more than three centuries since the ravages of a devastating war nearly tore apart the kingdom of Eutracia. In its wake, those who masterminded the bloodshed—a quartet of powerful, conquest-hungry Sorceresses—were sentenced to exile, with return all but impossible and death all but inevitable. Now a land of peace and plenty, protected and guided by a council of immortal wizards, Eutracia is about to crown a new king. And as the coronation approaches, the spirit of celebration fills every heart. Except one. Prince Tristan is a reluctant monarch-to-be. Though born with the “endowed” blood that will give him the power to master magic, and destined by tradition to succeed his father as ruler, he is a rebel soul. And when he discovers the ancient, hidden caves where strange red waters flow—possessed of their own mysterious magic—it only makes him yearn all the more to escape his future of duty . . . and succumb to the stirrings of enchantment within him. But more than tradition compels Tristan to ascend the throne. The very existence of Eutracia depends upon it. For after these long centuries of peace, dreadful omens have begun to appear, heralding something too unspeakable to ponder. And if indeed the old evil has returned, hungry to wreak vengeance, Tristan’s role in an ages-old prophecy must be fulfilled—or the cost to his kingdom and his people will be beyond imagination. It will be a battle like none ever known, against an enemy whose thirst for blood and domination is depthless and unyielding. And for Tristan, it will be the ultimate challenge: facing an adversary whose greatest weapon is the person he loves most—transformed into the instrument of his annihilation . . . and the catalyst that will doom Eutracia forever to darkness.

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Author: Peggy Rathmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399226168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3656

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Glory Rising

Walking in the Realm of Creative Miracles, Signs and Wonders

Author: Jeff Jansen

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768496543

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 5770

Glory Rising will give the readers greater understanding of their true spiritual inheritance that will help unlock the power of who they are in Christ Jesus as sons and daughters of God. It will help them understand the vital role they play as God's Kingdom representatives on the stage called earth and encourage them to know the ways of God that will open up the experiential realms of glory. It's here that we will find access into Eden's door and the Tree of Life and find destiny's doors that will open to encounter God in genuine, tangible ways, executing and partaking of the ever-increasing and all-powerful realm of the kingdom of God.

Waterspouts of Glory

Author: Wade E. Taylor

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768405068

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 8960

Waterspouts of Glory At the heart of this book is the desire to p resent the anointed Word as spiritual food for those who long for spiritual satisfaction. It is as a "map" that will guide those who have a singular burining desire to go further...into His presence and end-time purposes. Our Lord is seeking God who desires quality times of intimate fellowship with us. If He finds within us even the slightest aspiration to truly know Him, He will demonstrate a singular interest toward us. This personal attention, which we receive from the Lord, is comparable to a waterspout, which is formed by a wind pattern that whips rain into a funnel of water, then directs it toward a singular point of destination. While the "rain" showers upon all, a "waterspout" aims a deluge upon one, thus," All Your waves and Your billows are gone over me." More Than A Book To Read, This is Food For Your Spirit.

Keith New

British Modernist in Stained Glass

Author: Diana Coulter,Robert Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911408215

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 152

View: 4839

Keith New (1926-2012) was a significant pioneering British modernist stained glass artist in the 1950s and 1960s. This is the first monograph devoted to his work. It examines New's career in the first part, while the second part comprises a comprehensive catalogue of his stained glass. New's career was launched with the 1952 Royal College of Art's commission to design the nave windows for Basil Spence's Coventry Cathedral. The three-man team, led by Lawrence Lee, included Geoffrey Clarke, another pioneer in the medium. Each artist designed three windows. The commission brought New to the attention of other prominent architects, including Robert Matthew and Denys Lasdun, as well as artists and critics like John Piper and John Betjeman. Many commissions were for churches either in post-war rebuilds or in medieval buildings. Alongside these are examples in significant public buildings as well as schools. Altogether there were 34 executed commissions, five of which have been wholly or partially lost. Through privileged access to the family archive as well as research in record offices, the authors have drawn together a Catalogue Raisonné of his known designs, both executed and unrealised.

Azure Bonds

Author: Kate Novak,Jeff Grubb

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 078696314X

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 5674

Her name is Alias, and she is in big trouble. She is a sell-sword, a warrior-for-hire, and an adventuress. She awoke with a series of twisting, magical blue sigils inscribed on her arms and no memory of where she got them. Determined to learn the nature of the mysterious tattoo, Alias joins forces with an unlikely group of companions: the halfling bard, Ruskettle, the southern mage, Akabar, and the oddly silent lizard-man, Dragonbait. With their help, she discovers that the symbols hold the key to her very existence. But those responsible for the sigils aren't keen on Alias's continued good health. And if the five evil masters find her first, she may discover all too soon their hideous secret.

Immersed in His Glory

A Supernatural Guide to Experiencing and Abiding in God's Presence

Author: Michael Lombardo

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768417791

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 919

Break every barrier to experiencing God’s Presence. What keeps you from encountering Jesus in a greater way? Do you feel unfit to enter His presence? Perhaps you are stuck in a spiritual drought? Or maybe you worry that you simply don’t “know enough” to truly meet with God. Every human being is hard-wired with a need for intimacy with God. When this need isn’t met, we search elsewhere and find ourselves broken and unfulfilled. Connecting with God is of the utmost importance! In Immersed in His Glory, Michael Lombardo invites you to experience this vital union with the Holy Spirit that is greater than you’ve ever imagined—a continuous fellowship with God where a lifestyle of miracles, visions, and supernatural encounters becomes normal. These presence-saturated experiences are available to all believers! Learn to overcome every obstacle that keeps you from the only place of true fulfillment and deep satisfaction—the glorious presence of God! This practical message will give you: Freedom from self-condemnation, guilt, and shame through intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Guidance on how to abide in God’s presence during every situation and season of life. Keys to overcoming lies you’ve believed about God so you can access the deeper realms of His presence. A revelation of your inheritance—what has been freely given to you because of the lavish grace of Jesus. Get ready to boldly enter the fullness of God’s glory! Take hold of the fulfilling, satisfying, glorious life you were born to live!

A Sky Painted Gold

Author: Laura Wood

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 1407186523

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 356

View: 2255

Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer, sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew house which has stood empty for years. And when the owners arrive for the summer - a handsome, dashing brother and sister - Lou is quite swept off her feet and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond her wildest dreams. But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her own ambitions... and is there something darker lurking at the heart of the Cardew family? A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against a stunning Gatsby-esque backdrop, this is perfect for fans of 'I Capture the Castle' and Eva Ibbotson.

God, Guns, Gold and Glory

American Character and its Discontents

Author: Lauren Langman,George Lundskow

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004328637

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 6677

God, Gold, Guns and Glory, by Lauren Langman and George Lundskow, offers a Frankfurt School account of the rise and fall of the American Empire by examining its underlying social character which is necessary for a post capitalist, sane society.

Psalms Through the Centuries, Volume Two

Author: Susan Gillingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118830547

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 2579

Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two provides the first ever extensive commentary on the Jewish and Christian reception history of the first two books of the Psalter (Psalms 1-41 and 42-72). It explores the various uses of the Psalms, over two millennia, in translation and commentary, liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, musical composition and artistic illustration, poetic and dramatic imitation, and contemporary discourse. With lavish illustrations, using examples from both music and art, Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two offers a detailed commentary on each psalm, with an extensive bibliography, a large glossary of terms, and helpful indices. It is an ideal resource both for students and scholars in the academy and for lay people and ministers in church and synagogue. Psalms Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley Blackwell Commentary series. Further information about this innovative reception history series is available at

Stained Glass

Masterpieces of the Modern Era

Author: Xavier Barral i Altet

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 216

View: 5247

A visual international survey of stained glass from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries evaluates the myriad elements, from color and light to imagery and shaping, that define the art form, in a historical tribute that examines the architectural methods that have influenced stained glass throughout the past one hundred years.

God, Glory and Gold: Journey to the Conquest of the Incas - The Quest

Author: Paul M. Kochis

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1938223810

Category: Fiction

Page: 742

View: 1195

The long, improbable journey to the Conquest of the Incas is an incredible, modern story. While the Inca Empire was expanding along the Pacific coast of South America, the backward Kingdom of Castile and Leon was mired in political intrigue. This is a story of courage, luck, colossal misjudgments and soaring ambition by entrepreneurs who would lead a culture clash ending in the fall of the Inca Empire and the rise of the Spanish Empire that lasted two hundred years due to Inca treasure. All the players sought the same things: independence, security, honor, wealth and glory. Few achieved their goals in any lasting sense but many displayed the indomitable spirit of motivated visionaries. This is their story.

God, Glory and Gold: Journey to the Conquest of the Incas - The Beginning

Author: Paul M. Kochis

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1938223772

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6704

The long, improbable journey to the Conquest of the Incas is an incredible, modern story. While the Inca Empire was expanding along the Pacific coast of South America, the backward Kingdom of Castile and Leon was mired in political intrigue. This is a story of courage, luck, colossal misjudgments and soaring ambition by entrepreneurs who would lead a culture clash ending in the fall of the Inca Empire and the rise of the Spanish Empire that lasted two hundred years due to Inca treasure. Heroic figures such as Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Emperor Charles V, Hernando de Soto, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, and Ponce de Leon come alive as the Castilian kingdom attempts to seize and settle the New world. In doing so, Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almalgro press against all odds to find the mysterious kingdom first called Biru. They encounter a vast, sophisticated empire crafted by iconic leaders named Pachecutec, Topa Inca and Huyana Capac. Succeeding by guile

The Queen's Knickers

Author: Nicholas Allan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446478491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3171

It's a busy year for the Queen - she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones...? Both children and adults will love this very special and endearing insight into a child's imagination, from the best-selling author-illustrator of Father Christmas Needs A Wee and Jesus' Christmas Party. Recently, the Queen visited a nursery in Norfolk and enjoyed a display based on the book: "...just to make it special, there was one element that was not quite so traditional: pants. These were not just any pants, either. They were the Queen's Knickers, and at Dersingham Infant and Nursery School, in Norfolk, they were put on special display in honour of their royal visitor" ~ Valentine Low, The Times

Turn of the Tortoise

The Challenge and Promise of India's Future

Author: T. N. Ninan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190603011

Category: India

Page: 311

View: 2863

Originally published by Allen Lane, New Delhi, in 2015.