Stained glass is one of the glories of medieval art, and much of the finest glass can be found in England. This book presents a gallery of the masterpieces of English stained glass as never seen before. Covering the entire golden age, from 1100 to 1530, it reveals in astonishing new detail over 100 windows and panels across the entire country. Nothing significant is omitted and the most important monuments, including the cathedrals of Canterbury,Wells, Gloucester, as well as York Minster, are covered in extra depth. For the interested visitor, the passionate devotee, or anyone simply enchanted by these fragile works of art, English Stained Glass will inform, enchant and delight.
Painton Cowen has spent the best part of his life photographing and
studying stained glass and rose windows in particular. He has published
a number of books on glass, including A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain
and Six Days: The Making of the Chester Cathedral Creation Window, and
often lectures on this and other subjects.