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Medieval Stained Glass: Text and Context


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Medieval Stained Glass: Text and Context

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dc.contributor Institute for Medieval Studies: Spring Lecture Series 2006 "Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture" April 3-6, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.author Raguin, Virginia Chieffo en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Middle Ages en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-14T20:08:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-14T20:08:14Z
dc.date.created 2006-04-04 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-09-14T20:08:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2187
dc.description Lecture held April 4, 2006, 7 p.m. in Woodward Hall, UNM as the third lecture of the Institute for Medieval Studies' Spring Lecture Series 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract The development of a method for creating stained glass windows was one of the outstanding technical innovations of the Middle Ages. In his great craftsman's treatise The Various Arts, the twelfth-century monk Theophilus describes how to make stained glass by a process that involved the cutting of a pattern or cartoon, painting the details directly onto the glass surface before firing the design in the kiln, using lead to bond the pieces together, and finally placing the completed window into its metal framework. Stained glass embodied an aesthetic of light that had tremendous appeal in the Middle Ages, establishing the colored window as an essential building element in the great cathedrals: architects designed their elevations with the specific purpose of housing these great "tapestries of light." Story telling was accomplished in stained glass with great dexterity in many Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, and in this lecture Virginia Raguin will present some of the most outstanding examples, including the windows at Chartres Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, and the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. en_US
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dc.publisher Institute for Medieval Studies, UNM en_US
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dc.title Medieval Stained Glass: Text and Context en_US
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