Arts & Crafts Stained Glass
by Peter Cormack
Published by Yale University Press, 2015.
Hardback, 354pp, 200 colour + 50 b/w illustrations. ISBN 9780300209709
A beautifully illustrated book based on three decades of research, this is the first study of the late-19th century Arts and Crafts movement and its influence on stained glass in Britain and America. Pioneeriing artist and teacher Christopher Whall (1849-1924) and his many pupils - both men and women - form the focus of this book. The intensely colourful and inventive stained glass made by these artists is explored within the context of the Arts and Crafts movement, and we learn about the evolving materials and techniques of glassmaking and stained glass during this period. Peter Cormack is a noted scholar of 19th and 20th century British and American stained glass, WIlliam Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Now available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £50.00
Stained Glass from Welsh Churches
by Martin Crampin
Published by Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf, 2014.
Hardback, 341pp, 795+ colour illustrations. ISBN 9781847718259
This book is a wonderful follow up from the online databases Imaging the Bible in Wales and Stained Glass in Wales, produced by Crampin at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. Stained Glass from Welsh Churches is a fantastic introduction to the variety of stained glass in Wales, from the late medieval period to present day. It is a wonderful affordable survey of a nation's stained glass heritage, accompanied with very high quality photographs taken by the author. Read a full review of the book by Neil Moat in Vidimus 82.
Now available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £29.95.
Patrick Reyntiens: A Complete Catalogue
by Libby Horner
Published by Sansom & Company, 2013.
Hardback, 280 x 210mm, 352pp, with colour illustrations throughout
Patrick Reyntiens (b. 1925) is one of Britain’s leading stained glass designers. He is perhaps best known for his pioneering window in the Baptistery of Coventry Cathedral, produced in collaboration with John Piper (1903-92). Piper and Reyntiens also collaborated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Reyntiens is an extraordinary stained glass craftsman with stained glass windows in church buildings across the world. In more recent years he has executed a number of interesting stained glass panels on a variety of secular themes including circus entertainers, Greek mythology and erotica.
In this catalogue, Libby Horner explores Reyntiens' stained glass across in buildings across the country, as well as autonomous panels in the collection of the Reyntiens' Trust. The Catalogue is helpfully ordered geographically so that it can be used as a gazetteer. It also features an index of subjects represented in Reyntiens' windows and a handy glossary. It is a must have for anyone interested in the development of modern stained glass in Britain.
Available to purchase from the Museum's shop. Price: £60.00