Reading List

Useful suggestions for further reading on the following topics:

Xavier Barral i Altet, Stained Glass Masterpieces of the Modern Era, London 2006

S. Brown, 'Stained Glass', in Martin Kemp (ed.), The Oxford History of Western Art, Oxford, 2000, 108-23

S. Brown and D. O'Connor, Medieval Craftsmen: Glass Painters, London, 1991

M. H. Caviness, 'Biblical stories in windows': were they Bibles for the poor?', in B. S. Levy (ed.), The Bible in the Middle Ages: Its Influence on Literature and Art, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, LXXXIX, Binghamton (NY), 1992, 103-47

M. H. Caviness, Stained Glass Windows, Typologie des Sources du Moyen Age Occidental, LXXVI, Turnhout, 1996

Painton Cowan, English Stained Glass, London 2008

Martin Harrison, Victorian Stained Glass, London, 1980

W. Kemp, The Narratives of Gothic Stained Glass, Cambridge, 1997

R. Marks, Stained Glass in England during the Middle Ages, London, 1993

G. McN. Rushforth, Medieval Christian Imagery, Oxford, 1936

Sarah Brown and Sebastian Strobl, A Fragile Inheritance. The Care of Stained Glass and Historic Glazing. A Handbook for Custodians, London 2002

Corpus Vitrearum, Guidelines for the Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass, Nuremberg, 2004, online at

R. Newton and S. Davidson, The Conservation of Glass, London, 1988

Ivo Rauch, The Conservation and Restoration of Historical Stained Glass: An Introduction to the Problems, 2004, online at

Norman H. Tennent (ed), The Conservation of Glass and Ceramics, London 1999

Michael Tutton and, Elizabeth Hirst (eds), Windows: History, Repair and Conservation, Shaftesbury 2007

C. R. Dodwell, Theophilus: De Diversis Artibus, London, 1961, 1986

Albinas Elskus, The Art of Painting on Glass, New York, 1980

John. G Hawthorne & Cyril Stanley Smith (eds.), Theophilus, On Divers Arts, New York 1963, 1979

Patrick Reyntiens, The Techniques of Stained Glass, London 1967, 1977

Paul San Casciani, The Techniques of Decorative Stained Glass, London 1985

Martin Stanton Harris, Practising Stained Glass Safely, Sheffield 2000

Christopher Whall, Stained Glass Work, London 1905, Bristol, 1999

The bibliography on the stained glass of York Minster and the City Churches is extensive. Here is a selection of useful items.

The Minster

G. Benson, The Ancient Painted Glass Windows in the Minster and Churches of the City of York, Yorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report for 1914 , York, 1915, 1-123.

Sarah Brown, Stained Glass at York Minster, London, 1999

Sarah Brown, 'Our Magnificent Fabrick', York Minster: an architectural history 1220-1500, Swindon, 2003

T. French and D. O'Connor, York Minster. The West Windows of the Nave, Oxford, 1987

T. French, York Minster. The Great East Window, Oxford, 1995

T. French, York Minster. The St William Window, Oxford, 1999

Chloe Morgan, 'A Life of St Katherine of Alexandria' in Journal of the British Archaeological Association 162 (2009), 146-178.

D. O'Connor and J. Haselock, 'The stained and painted glass', in G. E. Aylmer and R. Cant (eds), A History of York Minster, Oxford 1977, 1979, 313-394.

J. Rickers, 'Glazier and Illuminator: The Apocalypse Cycle in the East Window of York Minster and its Sources', Journal of Stained Glass, XIX No. 3 (1994-95), 269-75

York Parish Churches

P. Barnwell, '"Four hundred masses on the four Fridays next after my decease". The care of souls in fifteenth-century All Saints', North Street, York', in P.S Barnwell et al. (eds.), Mass and Parish in Late Medieval England: The Use of York, Reading, 2005, chapter 4.

G. Benson, The Ancient Painted Glass Windows in the Minster and Churches of the City of YorkYorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report for 1914, York, 1915

F. Harrison, The Painted Glass of York, London, 1927

E.A. Gee'The Painted Glass of All Saints Church, North Street, York', Archaeologia, cii (1969), 151-202.