- ISBN 9780500238462
- 25.00 x 23.00 cm
- 200 Illustrations, 200 in colour
- First published 2008
‘A work of solid scholarship and real artistry … an album of superb pictures of English medieval windows – the best of its type currently available … a first-class text … outstanding’ – Journal of Stained Glass
The masterpieces of English stained glass as never seen before.
Covering the entire golden age from 1100 to 1530 and spanning all regions, here are over one hundred windows and panels in astonishing new detail. Nothing significant is omitted and the most important monuments, including the cathedrals of Canterbury, Wells and Lincoln, as well as York Minster and many others are covered in extra depth.
Stained glass is one of the glories of medieval art, and much of the finest glass can be found in England. Intensely moving in its beauty, startling in its colours and fascinating in its imagery, it has for centuries captivated visitors to churches and cathedrals.
Painton Cowen is one of the world’s foremost photographers of and writers on stained glass. His previous publications include the highly acclaimed The Rose Window (2005), and he is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.