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Illuminated Windows: Stories in Stained Glass

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Illuminated Windows: Stories in Stained Glass

Professor Virginia Raguin will explain the technique and craft of stained glass with a wide variety of images. Her book The Illuminated Window: Stories Across Time (Reakion Press 2023) demonstrates that this art results not from a single maker, but through a collaborative process. The building itself, the desires of the patron, concern for the windows’ relationship to the spectator, and always, the prevailing style of the era are part of the artist’s preparation. Popular piety as much as wealthy donors animated the selection of the themes in many parish churches. Tiffany, however, the son of a jewellery maker, knew full well the attraction of a high-end product. Frank Lloyd Wright saw his geometric stained glass essential to his homes, remarking that the “element of pattern is made more cheaply and beautifully effective when introduced into the glass of the windows than in the use of any other medium that architecture has to offer.”


Registration begins March 1st.


April 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library
111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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