by Patrick Reyntiens (Editor)
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Hardcover - 24 pages (October 1998) In "A Stained-Glass Christmas," the story of Christ's birth is set against magnificent examples of the glasswork it inspired during the High Middle Ages and Early Renaissance. Each of these stained-glass images is reproduced as a text illustration and as an acetate "window" which can be taken out of the book and displayed. Here is an array of jewel-like masterpieces including the Nativity rendered with startling realism by Paolo Ucello in his window from Florence's Duomo, the Incarnation window from Chartres depicting the Visitation and the Annunciation to the Shepherds, and the Flight into Egypt panel from Canterbury Cathedral portraying the Holy Family in a manner both intimate and ethereal. With an introduction and index by eminent stained-glass artist Patrick Reyntiens, "A Stained-Glass Christmas" is a celebration of the art of stained glass and a collection of timeless and classic holiday decorations.