Stained glass and the Victorian Gothic revival

By Jim Cheshire

Stained glass and the Victorian Gothic revival

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6346-6
  • Pages: 200
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: December 2004
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Material culture, Stained Glass: Artworks, ART / History / General, ART / Glass, History of art, Material culture, Art History
  • Series: Studies in Design and Material Culture


By looking at stained glass from the perspective of both glass-painter and patron, and by considering how stained glass was priced, bought and sold, this enlightening study traces the emergence of the market for stained glass in Victorian England. Thus it contains new insights into the Gothic Revival and the relationship between architecture and the decorative arts.Beautifully illustrated with color plates and black and white illustrations, this book will be valuable to those interested in stained glass and the wider world of Victorian art.


List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
1. Stained glass and Victorian culture
2. Victorian glass-painters and their inheritence
3. Glass-painters: John Toms of Wellington
4. Glass-painters: the Beer family of Exeter
5. Glass-painters: Joseph Bell of Bristol
6. Glazing projects: St. Michael and All Angels, Sowton and St. Mary the Virgin, Ottery St. Mary
7. The revival of stained glass - how and why the market spread

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