Stained glass

Images in Light: Stained Glass 1200–1500

124 pages, paperback, 300 x 240 mm, 170 illustrations
PRICE: £25.00
ISBN: 978 0 953942 23 7


Stained glass was unknown in antiquity. Invented around AD 1000, it soon achieved a dominant position in the arts of the Middle Ages, not only in churches but also in secular contexts. Its innovation can be compared with that of television – and like television it involves passing light through a transparent layer, using the light of sun instead of light generated by electricity, so that in a real sense the stained glass image is in constant motion, as the light passing through it changes. Read more