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Stained Glass Bibliography

The literature on stained glass is extensive and it is possible here to offer only a selective list of those in print or readily available. All these works have extensive bibliographies which should be consulted.

Detailed catalogues of medieval stained glass are published by the international Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi. Some national committees (notably in France and the USA) have also produced summary catalogues of stained glass of all periods. Each CVMA volume contains a list of published and proposed publications and this series is the most authoritative and comprehensive source of reference on stained glass. The principal journals dealing with stained glass studies are The Journal of Stained Glass (GB), The Journal of Glass Studies and Stained Glass (USA) and Vitrea (France).

General / introduction
Conservation and preservation
Selected topics

General / introduction

Adam, Stephen Decorative Stained Glass, London, 1980
Archer, Michael An Introduction to English Stained Glass, London, 1985
Brisac, Catherine A Thousand Years of Stained Glass, London, 1986
Brown, Sarah Stained Glass: An Illustrated History, London, 1992
Ciaran, Fiona Stained Glass Windows of Canterbury, New Zealand, Dunedin, 1998
Cowen, Painton A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain, London, 1985
Donnelly, Michael Scotland's Stained Glass: Making the Colours Sing, Edinburgh, 1997
Gordon Bowe, Nicola, Caron, David and Wynne, Michael A Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, Dublin, 1988
Liddall Armitage, E Stained Glass, London, 1959
Lee, Lawrence The Appreciation of Stained Glass, Oxford, 1977
Lee, L, Seddon, G and Stephens, F Stained Glass, New York and London 1976 and subsequent editions
Lloyd, John Gilbert Stained Glass in America, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1963
Morris, Elizabeth Stained and Decorative Glass, Baldock, 1988
Oxley, John Stained Glass in South Africa, Rivonia, 1994
Pawlowska, Krystyna and Budyn-Kamykowska, Joanna (eds) Dziedzictwo Polskiej Sztuki Witrazowej, Krakow, 2000
Piper, John Stained Glass: Art or Anti-art, London, 1968
Raguin, Virgina The History of Stained Glass, London, 2003
Read, Herbert English Stained Glass, London and New York, 1926
Reyntiens, Patrick The Beauty of Stained Glass, London, 1990
Sherry, Beverley Australia's Historic Stained Glass, Sydney, 1991
Vila-Grau, Joan and Rodon, Francesca Las Vidrieras Mondernistas Catalanas, Barcelona, 1983
Westlake, N H J A History of Design in Painted Glass, 4 vols, Oxford, 1881-94; Facsimile reprint in 2 vols, Bristol, 2002
Woodforde, Christopher English Stained and Painted Glass, Oxford, 1954


Caviness, M H and Staudinger E R Stained Glass before 1540, an Annotated Bibliography, Boston, 1983 Drake, Wilfred James A Dictionary of Glasspainters and Glasyers of the Tenth to Eighteenth Centuries, New York, 1955
Evans, David A Bibliography of Stained Glass, Cambridge, 1982
Jones, Robert O Biographical Index of Historic American Stained Glass Makers, Raytown, Missouri, 2002

Conservation and preservation

Brown, Sarah and Strobl, Sebastian A Fragile Inheritance: The Care of Stained Glass and Historic Glazing, London, 2002
Dossier de la commission royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles, 3. Grisaille, Jaune d'Argent, Sanguine, Email et Peinture Froid, Techniques et Conservation, Liege, 1996
Dossier de la commission royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles, 7. Art, Technique et Science: La Creation
Newton, R The Deterioration and Conservation of Stained Glass: A Critical Bibliography and Three Research
du Vitrail de 1830 1930, Liege, 2000 Papers, London, 1974
Newton, R and Davison, S, The Conservation of Glass, London, 1988
Sloan, Julie Conservation of Stained Glass in America, Brewster, N.Y., 1995


Cennini, Cennino The Craftsman's Handbook, trans. D V Thompson, New York and London 1954
Duthie, Arthur Louis Decorative Glass Processes, London, 1908
Elskus, Albinus The Art of Painting on Glass, New York, 1980
Frodl-Kraft, Eva Die Glasmalerei: Entwicklung, Technik der Glasmalerei, Vienna and Munich, 1980
Reyntiens, Patrick The Technique of Stained Glass, London, 1967
San Casciani, Paul The Technique of Decorative Stained Glass, London, 1985
Stanton Harris, Martyn Practising Stained Glass Safely, Sheffield, Society for Glass Technology, 2000
Theophilus, ed. and trans. Dodwell, C R, De Diversis Artibus (The Various Arts), London, 1961
Whall, C W Stained Glass Work, London, 1905; new edition with additional illustrations, Bristol, 1999

Selected topics

Albutt, Roy Stained Glass Windows of Bromsgrove and Redditch, Worcestershire, Pershore, 2002
Albutt, Roy The Stained Glass Windows of A J Davies of the Bromsgrove Guild, Pershore, 2005
Ayre, Kerry Medieval English Figurative Roundels, London, 2002
Brian Clarke, Lamina, London, 2005
Brian Clarke, Transillumination, New York, 2002
Brown, Sarah and Macdonald, Lindsay Life, Death and Art: The Medieval Stained Glass of Fairford Parish Church, Stroud, 1997
Brown, Sarah and O'Connor, David Medieval Craftsmen: Glass Painters, London, 1991
Brown, Sarah Stained Glass at York Minster, London, 1999
Butts, Barbara, Hendrix Lee, Wolf Scott C Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Durer and Holbein, Los Angeles, 2000
Cheshire, Jim Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival, Manchester, 2004
Clarke, Brian (ed.) Architectural Stained Glass, London, 1979
Clarke, Willene B. The Stained Glass Art of William Jay Bolton, Syracuse, 1992
Coley, Sandra (ed.) The Stained Glass Collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, special issue of The Journal of Stained Glass (Vol. XXVII, 2003)
Collins, Philip N H (ed.) The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Crosby, Liverpool, 2000
Connick, Charles J. Adventures in Light and Colour, New York and London, 1937
Cormack, Peter 'Aglow with Brave Resplendent Colour': the Stained Glass Work of Christopher Whall 1849-1924, Boston, 1999
Cormack, Peter Christopher Whall 1849-1924, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass Worker, William Morris Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1980
Cormack, Peter Henry Holiday 1839-1927, William Morris Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1989
Cormack, Peter Karl Parsons 1884-1934, Stained Glass Artist. William Morris Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1987
Cormack, Peter Paul Woodroffe 1875-1954: Illustrator, Book-Designer, Stained-Glass Artist, William Morris Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1982
Cormack, Peter Women Stained Glass Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1985

Cothren, Michael W. Picturing the Celestial City: The Medieval Stained Glass of Beauvais Cathedral, Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ and Oxford, 2006

Cowan, Painton Rose Windows, London, 1979
Crewe, Sarah Stained Glass in England 1180-1540, London, 1987
Donnelly, Michael Glasgow Stained Glass: A Preliminary Study, Glasgow, 1981
Deremble, Jean-Paul and Manhes, Colette Les Vitraux Legendaires de Chartres, Paris, 1988
Duncan, Alastair Tiffany Windows, New York, 1980, reprint 1982
Farnsworth, Jean M, Croce, Carmen R, and Chorpenning, Joseph, R (eds) Stained Glass in Catholic Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2003
Fawcett, Richard (ed.) Glasgow's Great Glass Experiment, Edinburgh, 2003
Gibson, Peter The Stained and Painted Glass of York Minster, Norwich, 1979
Gordon Bowe, Nicola The Life and Work of Harry Clarke, Dublin 1989, reprint 2005
Grodecki, Louis Le Vitrail Roman, Fribourg, 1977 and 1984
Grodecki, Louis and Brisac, Catherine Gothic Stained Glass, London, 1985
Harden, D B, Hellenkemper, H, Painter, K S and Whitehouse, D B Glass of the Caesars, Milan, 1987/1988
Harrison, Martin Victorian Stained Glass, London, 1980
Haward, Birkin Nineteenth-Century Norfolk Stained Glass, Norwich, 1984
Haward, Birkin Nineteenth-Century Suffolk Stained Glass: Gazetteer, Directory, an Account of Suffolk Stained Glass, Woodbridge, 1989
Hayward, Jane English and Medieval Glass in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London, 2003
Holiday, Henry Stained Glass as an Art, London, 1896
Kerney, Michael The Stained Glass of Frederick Preedy (1820-1898): A Catalogue of Designs, London, 2001
Klaus Zimmer: Glass Artist, Melbourne, 2000
Lafond, Jean Le Vitrail, Paris, 1966 and subsequent editions
Le Couteur, J D English Medieval Painted Glass, London, 1978
Leonard Evetts: Master Designer, Woolsington, Newcastle, 2001
Little, Joyce (comp), Geodicke, Angela and Washbourn, Margaret (eds) Stained Glass Marks and Monograms, London, 2002
Lunn, Robin Gloucester Cathedral Stained Glass, London, 2004
Male, Emile The Gothic Image, New York, 1972
Marchini, G Italian Stained Glass Windows, London and New York, 1957
Marks, Richard Stained Glass In England During The Middle Ages, Toronto, 1993
Martindale, Andrew Gothic Art, London, 1967
Michael, M with Strobl, Sebastian Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral, London, 2004
Moor, Andrew Architectural Glass Art, London, 1989
Moor, Andrew Contemporary Stained Glass, London, 1989
Newby, Martine and Painter, Kenneth Roman Glass, London, 1991
Perrot, Francoise Le Vitrail Francais Contemporain, Lyons, 1984

Raguin, Virginia Chieffo Glory in Glass: Stained Glass in the United States: Origins, Variety and Preservation, New York, 1998
Raguin, Virginia Chieffo, with Pongracz, Patricia Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture, London, 2002
Saint, Lawrence B and Arnold, Hugh Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France, London, 1913
Sewter, A. Charles The Stained Glass of William Morris and his Circle, 2 vols., New Haven, London, 1974, 1975
Sharpling, Paul Stained Glass in Rutland Churches: An Historical Survey, Oakham, 1997
Sloan, Julie Light Screens: The Complete Leaded Glass Windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, New York, 2000
Sturm, James L Stained Glass from Medieval Times to the Present, Treasures to be Seen in New York, New York, 1982
Swash, Caroline 14 Stained Glass Walks in London, Malvern, 2002
Vincent, Canon Noel The Stained Glass of Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, 2002
Warrener, Rodney and Yelton, Michael Martin Travers 1886-1948: An Appreciation, London, 2003
Waters, William Stained Glass from Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster and London, Lancaster, 2003
Wayment, Hilary The Stained Glass of the Church of St Mary, Fairford, Gloucestershire, London, 1984
Welander, David The Stained Glass of Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, 1985
Williamson, Paul, Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2003
Wilson, Christopher The Gothic Cathedral, London, 1990
Winston, Charles An Inquiry into the Difference of Style Observable in Ancient Glass Painting, Especially in England, with Hints on Glass Painting by an Amateur, 2 vols, Oxford, 1847
Winston, Charles Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass Painting illustrated with engravings, from the author's original drawings, by Philip H. Delamotte, London, 1865
Woodforde, Christopher Stained Glass in Somerset 1250-1830, London, 1946
Woodforde, Christopher The Norwich School of Glass-Painting in the Fifteenth Century, London, 1950
Woodforde, Christopher The Stained Glass of New College, Oxford, London, 1951
Zakin, Helen French Cistercian Grisaille Glass, New York and London, 1979





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