The magnificent stained glass at York Minister, England's treasure house of ancient stained glass, is detailed in this beautifully illustrated book. Considered one of the wonders of the world, the 128 windows of the York illustrate the art of glass painting and its development over 800 years. The author leads a tour through the York with over 100 beautiful color illustrations. Perfect for students and enthusiasts of stained and painted glass, as well as visitors of the York.
York explores the archaeology, art, architecture and cultural heritage of the city in the late Middle Ages. In the years since the resurrection of the British Archaeological Association conference in 1976, the association has met in the city only once (in 1988), for a conference that celebrated Yorkshire Monasticism. As a consequence, the secular and vernacular architecture as well as the architecture, art and imagery of York Minster were excluded from its scope, something redressed in the meeting that took place in 2017. As many recent publications have focused on York in the earlier medieval period, this book shines a much-needed light on the city in the later medieval ages. Starting with a range of essays on York Minster by authors directly involved in major conservation projects undertaken in the last ten years, the book also includes information on the vernacular architecture and transport infrastructure of York, as well as the parochial and material culture of the period. Illuminating the extensive resources for the study of the late Middle Ages in England’s second capital, this book provides new research on this important city and will be suitable for researchers in medieval archaeology, art history, literature and material culture.
The stained glass windows of England's cathedrals and churches are masterpieces of colour and storytelling, and for a thousand years they have brought meaning and beauty to worshippers and visitors alike. This book traces the history of stained glass from its Anglo-Saxon origins until the present day, explaining how some of Europe's greatest artists have created these unique 'paintings with light'. It also offers fascinating insights into how medieval people 'saw' stained glass. A hundred beautiful photographs make this book indispensable reading for anyone interested in church or art history and a helpful gazetteer lists where to see more than 500 outstanding windows.
This handsome two-part set is the first fully illustrated study of one of the most substantial collections of medieval stained glass in England. The glass from the east end of Wells Cathedral (rebuilt by a thriving clerical community between 1320 and 1340) includes the five brilliantlycoloured windows of the choir clerestory, with its seven-light Jesse east window, and glass from the famous polygonal Lady Chapel. There are also remains from the Chapter House, Library, Vicars' Close and the houses of the cathedral Chapter members.Besides describing and illustrating each panel, the volume has introductions to each part of the building or cathedral complex. These sections reconstruct what is known of the original glazing and its history, set it within the history of the buildings, their uses and issues of patronage, and revealmany new discoveries. An introduction places the findings within the wider context of recent international stained glass studies and late medieval art history.
York Minster is one of England's greatest Gothic buildings and the repository for the largest single collection of medieval stained glass in Britain, most of which remains in situ. This cathedral of the northern province, which every year attracts thousands of pilgrims and visitors, was built over a period of more than 300 years. The analysis of the Minister in this book is based on the architectural recording of the building begun in the early 1970s by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, which subsequently merged with English Heritage. The book not only provides an invaluable summary of the state of our understanding of the building, but also offers new insights into aspects of its complex story.
1977 to present. Citations to articles from more than 1,000 periodicals in all Western languages, including all major architectural journals published in the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as most South American, European and Japanese architecture-related periodicals.
The wealth of St. Andrew's diocese, the richest in medieval Scotland, was reflected in its ecclesiastical art and architecture. Religious changes in the sixteenth century led to the ruin of the cathedral and monastic houses and to the stripping of churches. Much important, although often fragmentary, architecture still remains; and there are significant if tantalising survivals of the furnishings. This volume consists of papers on the history of the medieval diocese, on the cult of St Andrew, on the eleventh to thirteenth century churches of St Andrews, Dunfermline and Arbroath as well as on facades and piers and distinctively Scottish architecture of the later Middle Ages. Other papers deal with Romanesque sculpture, sixteenth-century woodwork, the metalwork of the university maces of St Andrews and an altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes and there are surveys of the surviving stained glass and floor tiles of the diocese.
A visual international survey of stained glass from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries evaluates the myriad elements, from color and light to imagery and shaping, that define the art form, in a historical tribute that examines the architectural methods that have influenced stained glass throughout the past one hundred years.