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The challenges of Contemporary Stained Glass

Le Vitrail - Publisher Silvana - Ouvrage broché - 269 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2018

Contemporary creation in the stained glass windows of cathedrals, churches, chapels or civilian contexts has seen some unprecedented changes since 1945, which have been concerned not only with its artistic and technical complexity but also its institutional framework. This book aims to enlighten the public on the new challenges faced by contemporary stained glass.

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Model 9788836638635
Artist Le Vitrail
Author Véronique David, Nicolas Dohrmann
Publisher Silvana
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 269
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 240 x 170
Published 2018

The case studies here take us on a tour of France, and in particularly to Aube, the founding department of the Cité du Vitrail in Troyes and organiser of the Premières Rencontres Internationales du Vitrail, but it also takes us to Spain, Switzerland and Brazil.

Creation is considered from the various viewpoints of the different players involved –painterglassmakers, artists, art historians – without forgetting in Villenauxe-la-Grande (the site of the artist David Tremlett’s work), to let the inhabitants have their say too, as they are the first to be concerned by this art of stained glass which each and everyone is free to appropriate in their own way.

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