English Stained Glass, by Painton Cowen. An indispensable pictorial guide to masterpieces of English glass-painting before the Reformation. Thames & Hudson, London, 2008, hardback, 128 pages, over 200 colour illustrations, price £14.95.
Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny: Archaeological Excavations by T. Fanning & M. Clyne, by Miriam Clyne, Government of Ireland, Dublin. Softback, 541 pages, numerous line drawings, price €40. Mail-order copies can be purchased from Government Publications, Postal Trade Section, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Readers interested in Irish medieval glass may also be interested in Jo Moran’s contribution to Rachael Moss (ed.), Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland, Dublin, 2006. Price €49.50 from the publishers, Four Courts Press, who can be contacted via their website. 16 pages, 10 colour, 4 b/w illustrations plus diagram. Copies available from the Revd J. M. Williams, The Vicarage, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, North Wales, L16 4NN, price £3.50 plus £1.50 p&p.
Others Books of Interest
Hereford Cathedral Stained Glass, with an introduction by Sir Roy Strong. A new guide to the stained glass of Hereford Cathedral. Although most of the glass in the cathedral dates from the nineteenth century, important examples of fifteenth-century glass can also be seen. In 2007, four windows commemorating the life of the poet Thomas Traherne (c.1637–74) by the Dorset-based artist Thomas Denny were installed in the Audley Chapel. The guide has 24 pages and is lavishly illustrated with 47 colour photographs. Copies of the guide can only be bought from the Cathedral shop (01432 374208), price £3.50, plus p&p.
Andre Beauneveu, “No equal in any land”: Artist to the courts of France and Flanders, by Susie Nash, with contributions by Till-Holger Borchert and Jim Harris. Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2007, softback, 225 pages, 160 colour illustrations, £30. French- and Dutch-language editions of this title are also available. To order visit the publisher’s website.
Art of the Middle Ages, by Sam Fogg. Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2007, softback, 143 pages, 140 colour illustrations, £20. To order visit the publisher’s website. The Fears of Henry IV: TheLife of England’s Self-Made King, by Ian Mortimer. 480 pages, 29 illustrations, Jonathan Cape, London, 2007, price £18.99.
The Fears of Henry IV: TheLife of England’s Self-Made King, by Ian Mortimer. 480 pages, 29 illustrations, Jonathan Cape, London, 2007, price £18.99.
Treasures of Art, Armour and Armour from the State of Styria. Softback catalogue, 134 Pages, 130 plus colour illustrations, price $28 plus p&p. To order visit the Museum Store on line.