The Stained Glass of Saint-Père de Chartres

The Stained Glass of Saint-Père de Chartres

Lillich, Meredith Parsons

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Place Published: Middletown, CT
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Date Published: 1978
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 081955023x
Book Id: 40192

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212pp. Quarto [28.5 cm] Blue cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title within a red ink stamped panel on the backstrip. Very good plus condition, with minor bumping to the spine ends and corners. The tope fore edge corners of several pages are a bit dog eared. In a very good, price-clipped, dust jacket, with light rubbing and soiling.

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From the dust jacket- "The windows, their splendour apart, are significant for a number of reasons: they are a complete set, in itself a rare circumstance; they follow a sophisticated yet homogeneous subject program maintained through a period of construction that spanned several generations; they straddle the line between the glowing, color-saturated gloom of the early thirteenth century and the clear, light-passing glass of the fourteenth. The artists were therefore faced with the need to experiment, and their stylistic decisions- sometimes abortive- tell us much about the nature of the transition being made. Most important, they exemplify and define a style of glass painting which has heretofore gone unnoticed- a school of Western France, of which Saint-Père forms the kingpin, at once the largest and the most exquisite ensemble."



By This Author: Lillich, Meredith Parsons
By This Publisher: Wesleyan University Press