How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England

October 31, 2020
How to Look at Stained Glass: A Guide to the Church Windows of England

The magical qualities of stained glass have an enduring appeal,but church windows tend to be ignored as a form of creative andartistic expression. How to Look at Stained Glass is afresh, unstuffy guide, which explores the medium by themes,patterns, designs, and effects. Using an A-Z format to reveal amultitude of fascinating details - all the way from apples tozig-zags - it makes looking at gloriously colourful, artisticallyimportant windows entertaining and rewarding.This layman's guide requires no previous historical, artistic orreligious knowledge and the A-Z miscellany is in keeping with thepot-luck mix of windows to be found in most churches. It covers allthe major periods and styles from medieval to modern, Victorian topost-war, eighteenth century to Arts and Crafts, figurative toabstract, and examines the fascinating and evolving iconography ofstained glass.Illustrated in black & white and colour and with a list ofthe top 30 places to see outstanding examples, How to Look atStained Glass is all that is needed to make sense of and enjoythe array of stained glass windows in the churches of England.