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Roger Rosewell
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10 July 2012 Shire Library
The best stained glass windows are masterpieces of colour and narrative. They tell Biblical and didactic tales, display images of saints and armorial crests, memorialise the dead and enhance the devotional ambience of England's churches and cathedrals. Roger Rosewell here traces the history of stained glass from the rare extant Anglo-Saxon works through to some major examples from the last fifty years, exploring the various styles and contexts and affording the reader fascinating insights into how medieval people 'saw' stained glass. Illustrated with a hundred breathtaking photographs and a helpful gazetteer of outstanding examples, this book is indispensable reading for anyone interested in church or art history.

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  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Shire (10 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747811474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747811473
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 14.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roger Rosewell is one of the leading experts on stained glass in Britain. He is the News and Features Editor of Vidimus, the free online magazine about stained glass published monthly by the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (GB Committee), part of an international organisation of art historians and conservators who work to save Europe's precious heritage of stained glass.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Stained Glass in a Nutshell 25 Aug 2012
Shire Publications have produced yet another winner in this gem of a book. Beautifully presented and copiously illustrated in colour, the book takes us on all-encompassing history of stained glass from early Anglo-Saxon times through to the present. In particular I liked the illustrations, averaging slightly more than one per page, so vital to the understanding of glass production. The book can be enjoyed both by experts and beginners, and, as an ex-teacher' I would have this in any school library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The little book that could. 9 Aug 2012
By nahani
`Stained Glass' manages to span the entire history of this luminous art form from its first appearance in the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century in under 100 pages. A beautifully and at times poetically written romp covering style, technique, material, reception, content, clients, artists, as well as haters and lovers of stained glass windows. Roger Rosewell leads the reader through this huge subject in a very entertaining and informative manner, and provides a useful check list of places to see, as well as a good bibliography for those who wish to delve deeper into the subject. Richly illustrated with excellent photographs, many of which are not `the usual suspects' one might find in other publications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference & Interest 3 April 2013
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Very valuable for quick and easy reference - a splendidly readable and well-organised more-than-Intro, with excellent & varied images. Bargain price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to the subject 23 Nov 2012
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A first class introduction to the beautiful world of stained glass windows. There are some useful web links and other recommended reading if you want to go further.
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