ISBN 978-0-9541055-2-5
24,5 x 24,5 cm
Malvern Arts Press
Retail price £35.00
Special price £27.50 including packing and postage in the United Kingdom.
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Caroline Swash

The London’s ‘100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London’ have been discovered, researched and recorded so that all may enjoy this vital architectural art. No amount of photographic skill can replace the pleasure of seeing stained glass windows brought to life by the magic of light in the buildings for which they were specially designed and made.
London’s conurbation has been divided into 13 mapped chapters covering the City, West End and East End, Canary Wharf and Greenwich, Battersea, Fulham, Putney and Barnes, Lambeth and Westminster, Kensington and Notting Hill. Outer suburbs extend to Dulwich, Slough, Kensal Rise and Walthamstow.
Sites - 3 Cathedrals, 1 Abbey, 51 Churches, 2 Synagogues, 1 Sikh Temple, 10 Chapels, 11 Museums, 2 shops, a School, Institute, Civic Centre, Hospital, Medical Library, Day Centre, Hotel, Underground Station, Restaurant and several streets.
Arnold of Nijmegen, Mark Angus, George Aitchison, Lucy Amsden, Susan Ashworth, Guy and Percy Bacon, Robert Turnhill Bayne, Alexander Beleschenko, Alfred Bell, Reginald Bell, Robert Anning Bell, Caroline Benyon, Kate Baden Fuller, May and Charles Blakeman, Ervin Bossanyi, Ray Bradley, Leifur Breidfjord, Philip and Gounil Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, Arthur Buss, Richard Butler, Harry Cardross, Brian Clarke, Charles Clutterbuck, Ninian Comper, John Crawford, A.J.Davies, Louis Davis, Clare Dawson, Martin Donlin, Hugh Easton, Carl Edwards, Michael Farrer-Bell, Benjamin Finn, Alfred Fisher, Pierre Fourmaintraux, John Dudley Forsyth, Moira Forsyth, Joan Fulleylove, Edward Frampton, Henry and Alfred Gerente, Alexander Gibbs, William Glasby, Keith Grant, Jane Gray, Harry Grylls, Georgina Griffiths, Josephine Harris, John Hayward, Jonathan Heale, Herbert Hendrie, David Hillman, Alfred O Hemmings, Douglas Hogg, Joan Howson, Henry Holiday, Evie Hone, Selwyn Image, Graham Jones, Nicola Kantorowicz, John La Farge, John Lawson, Lawrence Lee, Mary Lowndes, Kate Maestri, Frank Moody, William Morris, John Napper, Keith New, Eddy Nuttgens, Joseph Nuttgens, Michael O’Connor, Hughie O’Donaghue, George Ostrehan, Karl Parsons, Margaret Pawle, Henry Payne, Edward Payne, David Peace,  Eglington and James Pearson, Patrick Pollen, John Piper, Lilian Pocock, William and Joshua Price, Wendy Ramshaw, Patrick Reyntiens, Matt Reed, William Blake Richmond, Margaret Aldrich Rope John Ruskin, Frank O Salisbury, Johannes Schreiter, Sally Scott, Tracey Shepherd, Francis Skeat, Gerald Smith, Alec Smithers,  Douglas Strachan, Caroline Swash, A.J.Davies, Francis Stephens, Ruth Taylor Jacobson, Brian Thomas, James Thornhill, Martin Travers, Alison Turnbull, Bernard and Abraham van Linge, Binita Walia, William Wailes, Leonard Walker, David Wasley, Christopher and Geoffrey Webb, Nathaniel Westlake, Christopher Whall, Alfred Wilkinson, Frederick Wilson,  Alfred Aaron Wolmark, Harry Ellis Wooldridge, Helen Whittaker, Benjamin West, Thomas Willement, Alan Younger. 

On the author
Caroline Swash
Windows by the artist Caroline Swash can be seen in Gloucester Cathedral, Portsmouth Cathedral, St Mary Hemsby, St Mary Brightlingsea, St Barnabas Dulwich and St Pauls Cleveland, USA.
Panels are in the collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Scottish Museum Edinburgh and The Gerdasafn Museum, Iceland and numerous private collections in the UK and USA.
Her publications include '14 Stained Glass Walks in London' and 'Medical Science and Stained Glass' with the Malvern Arts Press.
She is also Pathway Leader of the Post Graduate Courses, 'Glass, Fine Art and Architecture' at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of The Arts, London.

Posted 2 February 2016

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Dedicated to those who commissioned stained glass windows. With this sentence the author pays tribute and this splendidly-made book opens.

Divided up into 13 city parts, the guide opens with an Introduction on the several periods in which London’s stained glass heritage can be classified. Followed with the Author’s Preamble explaining her drive to provide interesting information for her students Glass in architecture and to provide knowledge on the building, commissions and designers for the general public.

In the Foreword Alan Powers, Hon. FRIBA, FSA, University of Greenwich, answers the question “Why people who know about art know so little about stained glass”. With two or more pages as spreads, each site is described with informative text, address and website, history and beautiful photos on the building, the architects, designs, sketches, designers and glass painters and the stained glass.

I recommend this priceless monument of a book, honoring stained glass in architecture in such an erudite way and shape to students, teachers and art lovers to understand history, architecture, light and space, stained glass as Monumental Art• and a goal to visit each and every space to live to see. I hope the book will soon be followed by a convenient app and city map and then I am well-prepared on my way to explore London!
Angela van der Burght

Monumental Art 
a branch of the plastic arts embracing a broad range of works created to harmonize with a specific architectural environment both in theme and in structural and chromatic design. Monumental art includes monuments, architectural ornamentation (sculpture, painting, and mosaics), stained glass, public sculpture, and fountains. (The Free Dictionary by Farlex)

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