Lawrence. The Appreciation of Stained Glass.
London: Oxford University Press, 1977.
and history of stained glass. Divided into sections on
works, their design, and their context. The
quintessential book on stained glass.
John. Stained Glass: Art or Anti-Art. New York:
Reinhold Book Corporation, 1968.
glass theory from a practicing artist in the field. An
interesting discussion of the distinction between craft
and art in stained glass.
Glass. -- [St. Louis, etc., stained glass Association of
in 1906, a well designed magazine with the stained glass
profession in mind. Includes many good illustrations of
work and discussions of contemporary problems facing the
stained glass artist.
Stained Glass. Ed. Brian Clarke. New York:
Architectural Record Books, 1979.
of essays from stained glass theorists and artists. Among
others are essays by Reyntiens, Sowers, and Piper
attempting to locate architectural and decorative glass
within the contemporary (read postmodern) art climate.
Also included are lengthy discussions of 13 contemporary
stained glass artist and photographs of their works.
Edward L. Stained Glass: History, Technology, and
Practice. London: L. Hill Books Ltd., 1960.
history of stained glass from a designers
standpoint. Includes technological developments and
techniques as well as an analysis of contemporary
Hugh. Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and
France. London: A. & C. Black, 1925.
analyzes stained glass by period through developments in
the 13th and 15th centuries. A good discussion of
iconography in medieval Christian glass.
- Demotte, inc. New
Catalogue of and Exhibition of Stained Glass from the
XIth to the XVIIIth Cent. New York: Demotte inc.,
historical overview of stained glass including fifty five
(black & white) plates of 13th to 18th century glass
from private collections.
- Eden, F.S. Ancient
Stained and Painted Glass. Cambridge: University
of pre-18th century English stained glass in still
existent churches. Compares English style to Renaissance
style rather acutely.
Heribert. Medieval Stained Glass. New York: Crown
evolution of style from two-dimensional mosaic to painted
glass, and discusses the importance of technological
innovation to style.
- Medieval and
Renaissance Stained Glass from New England Collections.
Ed. Madeline H. Caviness. Medford: Tufts University,
by piece examination of historically important stained
glass from private collections. Includes provenance,
detailed description, and checklist of pictured pieces.
Black and white plates.
- Sowers, Robert.
The Lost Art: a Survey of One Thousand Years of
Stained Glass. New York: G. Wittenborn, 1954.
illustrated book links contemporary glass design to
historical stained glass. Provides some historical
information of medieval and English stained glass.
- Vogel, Neal. The
Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded
Glass. Washington DC: U.S. Department of the
government document surveys basic preservation and
documentation issues facing owners of buildings with
stained glass. Includes a short history of stained and
leaded glass in America with special emphasis on the
technical and structural aspects of glass. Glass repair
is not discussed, as the author believes this activity is
best left to the professionals.
- Brady, Darlene
A. Stained Glass, a Guide to Information Sources.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1980.
guide to information sources on stained and painted
glass. Primarily English language books (1722 books
listed) are included, but also contained is a general
guide to periodicals, museums, and organizations.
Madeline H. Stained Glass Before 1540: an Annotated
Bibliography. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1983.
as a research tool for those seeking information about
stained glass in a particular monument. A majority of the
books are foreign language (Gr./Fr.)
- Evans, David. A
Bibliography of Stained Glass. Cambridge:
Bibliography Distribution Services, 1982.
as a supplement to Brady, this book provides primarily
periodical information including magazines, newspaper
articles, and journals pertaining to stained glass.
- Sewter, A.C. The
Stained Glass of William Morris and His Circle: a
Catalogue. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975.
pictures of the work of the William Morris studio
primarily focused on 19th century works. 665 images, 16
pages of color.
- Meehan, Patrick
J. Frank Lloyd Wright: a Research Guide to Archival
Sources. New York: Garland, 1983.
guide to the manuscripts, letters, drawings, buildings,
and stained glass of F.L.W.
- Amaya, Mario. Tiffany
Glass. New York: Walker, 1967.
background of Tiffany and his stylistic influences. 61
Schomer. Schomer Lichtner: a Retrospective; Milwaukee
Art Museum March 18 - April 22, 1984. Milwaukee: The
exhibit catalog which accompanied Lichtners
retrospective. A valuable catalog of the artists
Schomer. Drawings from the Nude. Milwaukee:
Spotted Cow, 1974.
its diminutive size this group of sketches provides an
entrance into the mind of Lichtner.
- Schmid, Elsa. Beholding
as in a Glass: Stained Glass Windows. Nassau: Church
of St. Paul the Apostle, 1969.
of the authors stained glass work in the Church of
St. Paul the Apostle, Nassau Bahamas. Included notes by
the artist about symbolism. Invaluable information from
the artists standpoint.
- Sowers, Robert.
Stained Glass: and Architectural Art. New York:
Universe Books, 1965.
of contemporary stained glass and its history, especially
in regard to the association between artist and
architect. A valuable survey of contemporary stained
Charles J. Adventures in Light and Color: and
Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft. New York:
Random House, 1937.
introductory craft book written by a renown stained glass
designer. Overall an outstanding collection of craft,
aesthetics, and professional concerns which remains
incredibly relevant despite its age.
- Holiday, Henry.
Stained Glass as an Art. London: Macmillan, 1896.
for those with a painting background looking to learn to
paint on glass. A treasure for the would-be glass
painter. 20 color plates, 64 illustrations.
Robert. Making Stained Glass: a Handbook for the
Amateur and the Professional. New York: McGraw-Hill,
sections about history, preparing a glass studio, plans
and tools, traditional methods, and new techniques.
Includes a short description of glass painting.
James. Stained Glass. London: Museum P., 1968.
to British stained glass techniques. Discusses all
aspects of stained glass creation and the differences
between British and American technique.
Patrick. The Technique of Stained Glass. New York:
comprehensive guide to technique with detailed
descriptions and illustrations.
- Wood, Paul W. Stained
Glass Crafting. New York: Sterling, 1971.
centered book including many different techniques and a
simple approach to each project. Includes many
photographs and illustrations.