New Book Announcement: Stained Glass at York Minster by Sarah Brown
The 128 windows of York Minster are regarded as one of the wonders of the world; they illustrate the art and craft of glass painting extending over nine centuries. York is also an international centre for the study and conservation of stained glass, ensuring its survival into the third millennium. This is a revised and updated guide to this internationally important collection of stained and painted glass, published as part of the York Glaziers Trust’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, illustrated with over 100 new colour photographs specially taken by YGT’s conservation manager Nick Teed. Starting with evidence for the glazing of the pre-Conquest Minster and the earliest surviving glazing from the twelfth-century church, the author then embarks on an extended tour of the Minster’s windows, including the Five Sisters, the famous Bell-Founder’s Window, the Great West Window, often called the Heart of Yorkshire and John Thornton’s magnificent Great East Window recently rediscovered through conservation and research.
Sarah Brown is Director of the York Glaziers Trust and a senior lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of York, where she specialises in stained glass, its history and conservation.
274 x 196mm, 104 pages, ISBN 978 1 78551 0731
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