Stained Glass in Hambleton District, by Alfred Alderson
This is a well researched and useful 184-page paperback book on the stained glass in over 100 churches in north Yorkshire. Ten years in the making, it contains new information about patrons and makers, and has a helpful guide to the major Victorian firms and artists. Thirty-seven colour plates add to the book’s attractions.
Hambleton is one of six regions of North Yorkshire created by the local government reorganization of 1974. Sadly most of the medieval glass that once graced the churches in this area has been destroyed, although small amounts survive at the churches of St Michael (Coxwold) and St Nicholas (West Tanfield).
Copies of the book, price £17.99, are available from the author. A. M. Alderson, 48 St John’s Close, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8XQ. +44 (0)1609 777328
Studies in Medieval English Stained Glass, by Richard Marks
This book is scheduled for publication in 2007 by Pindar Press. Primarily intended for libraries, the volume – Studies in Medieval English Stained Glass – brings together a number of articles by Professor Marks, CVMA (GB) author and committee member, that have appeared in academic publications over the past twenty years.
Chapters include: Stained Glass: An Age of Consumption. Art for England c.1400; Medieval Stained Glass: Recent and Future Trends in Scholarship; Archives and the Visual Arts: Potsgrove Church, its Fourteenth-Century Glazing and Other Fittings; Cistercian Window Glass in England and Wales; Glazing in the Romanesque Parish Church; The Thirteenth-Century Glazing of Salisbury Cathedral; The Glazing of Fotheringhay Church and College; A Late Mediaeval Glass-painting Workshop in the Region of Stamford and Peterborough; The Glazing of Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey; Wills and Windows: Documentary Evidence for the Commissioning of Stained Glass Windows in Late Medieval England; The Reception and Display of Northern European Roundels in England; Sir Edmund Thorp and his Ancestors: the lost east window of Ashwellthorpe Church (Norfolk); The Mediaeval stained glass of Wells Cathedral; The Glazing of the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity, Tattershall, Lincs. A Study of Late 15th-century Glass-painting Workshops.
In addition, the book includes other studies: Images And Devotion: Altarpiece, Image and Devotion: Fourteenth-century sculpture at Cobham church, Kent; The ‘Ymago Sancti Loci’ in the English Medieval Parish Church. Its Status and Function in the Liturgy and Private Devotion; Viewing Our Lady of Pity; A Late Medieval English Pilgrimage Cult: Master John Schorn of North Marston and Windsor; Images of Henry VI; Two early sixteenth-century boxwood carvings associated with the Glymes family of Bergen-op-Zoom; Death and Commemoration; Sir Geoffrey Luttrell and Some Companions: Images of Chivalry c.1320–50; ‘Entumbid Right Princely’: The Beauchamp Chapel Warwick and the Politics of Interment; The Howard Tombs at Thetford and Framlingham: New Discoveries; Two Illuminated Guild Registers from Bedfordshire.
The picture shows the subject of one of Professor Marks’s articles: Fotheringay Church, from the south-east. (c) Alex Buchanan
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A History of the Stained Glass of St George’s Chapel, Windsor
St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the venue for national pageant and ceremony since the Middle Ages. Created to be the architectural back-drop for the activities of the Order of the Garter, the chapel has always been served by the leading artists and craftsmen of the day, including successive generations of glaziers.
This volume, A History of the Stained Glass of St George’s Chapel, Windsor, edited by Sarah Brown, explores the history of the chapel’s stained glass and includes: ‘The Medieval Stained Glass’ by Hilary G Wayment; ‘The Netherlandish Glass in the Upper Chantry of King Edward IV’ by William Cole; ‘The Eighteenth-Century Windows – and Where are they Now?’ by Sarah Baylis; ‘The Stained Glass of Thomas Willement’, by Sarah Brown; ‘Clayton & Bell and the Stained Glass at Windsor’, by Martin Harrison; ‘John Piper and the Stained Glass of the King George VI Memorial Chapel, 1967-9’, by Michael Archer; and ‘The Heraldic Windows’, by Peter J. Begent, with Hubert Chesshyre and Robert Harrison.
The paperback book has 263 pages, 98 black and white illustrations, and 20 colour plates. £30, ISBN 0953967638. Copies can be ordered from www.oxbowbooks.com.
For those unable to visit the Painting with Light exhibition, at the Musée national du Moyen Age, Paris, until 15 January 2007, a well illustrated 96-page catalogue of the event can be bought on-line from www.museesdefrance.com price €16 plus postage.