This, the first publication in a major new ten part series, forms part of the international Corpus Vitrearum. It catalogues almost 200 panels of stained glass from collections in the Detroit Institute of Art; the Art Institute in Chicago; the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Detroit; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum; the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House; and, in Ohio, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Toledo Museum of Art. The introduction examines the nature of stained glass, its function as an art-form, and its relationship to architecture and other art-forms of the medieval and Renaissance periods. A discussion of the formation of the collections yields fascinating information on the history of changing tastes, the social status of collectors, their attitudes toward religion, and the development of public museums in the 19th and 20th centuries. The catalogue provides comprehensive contextual, iconographic and stylistic descriptions. Every panel is illustrated, with restoration charts and several details, as well as comparative examples. This volume is part of set 1-872501-00-1 (2 volumes) and can only be ordered as part of a so-called set.
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Published March 5, 2002
by Brepols Publishers.
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