by Pere Valldepérez
Hardcover - 160 pages (March 1, 2001)
A world-renowned stained-glass artist presents a complete self-teaching course in his fascinating and rewarding craft. He opens with a brief illustrated history of stained-glass art, showing great European cathedral windows from the Gothic and Renaissance eras, as well as secular masterpieces by more recent artists, including Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Marc Chagall. At the heart of this comprehensively illustrated book is solid instruction, starting with a detailed presentation of tools and materials and directions on their use. Following chapters deal with stained glass projects--how to create original designs and transform them into finished works. Full-color photos with explanatory captions fill virtually every page of this book, and present several stained-glass projects one step at a time, from their original planning stages to completion. A final chapter shows how to restore damaged works and bring them back to a condition near their original specifications. Hundreds of color photos fill this beautiful and instructive volume.
About the Author
Pere Valldepérez has his studio in Barcelona, Spain, and is also a professor at Barcelona's Escuela Massana, where he teaches his art. Among his many distinguished works is the 1,400-square-foot acid-etched glass for the Gaudí room in the Barcelona airport. He is also a master of stained glass restoration, and has restored stained glass art in countries as widespread as Zaire and Japan.