Stained glass and the Victorian Gothic revival

Stained glass and the Victorian Gothic revival

by Jim Cheshire
     
 

Stained glass reached the height of its popularity in the Victorian period. But how did it become so popular and who was involved in this remarkable revival? The enthusiasm for these often exquisite pieces of artwork spread from specialist groups of antiquarians and architects to a much wider section of the Victorian public.

By looking at stained glass from the

Overview


Stained glass reached the height of its popularity in the Victorian period. But how did it become so popular and who was involved in this remarkable revival? The enthusiasm for these often exquisite pieces of artwork spread from specialist groups of antiquarians and architects to a much wider section of the Victorian public.

By looking at stained glass from the perspective of both glass-painter and patron, and by considering how stained glass was priced, bought and sold, this enlightening study traces the emergence of the market for stained glass in Victorian England. Thus it contains new insights into the Gothic Revival and the relationship between architecture and the decorative arts.

Beautifully illustrated with colour plates and black and white illustrations, this book will be valuable to those interested in stained glass and the wider world of Victorian art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719063466
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Series:
Studies in Design Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Cheshire is Lecturer in the History of Art and Design at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, University of Lincoln

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