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Stained Glass History

X. 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, pp. 108-23

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, pp. 103-47

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

P. Cowan, English Stained Glass, London, 2008

M. Harrison, Victorian Stained Glass, London, 1980

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

J. D. Le Couteur, English Medieval Painted Glass, London, 1926

R. Marks, Stained Glass in England During the Middle Ages, London/Toronto, 1993

R. Pender and S. Godfraind (eds), Glass and Glazing, Practical Building Conservation, Farnham, 2011

V. Raguin, The History of Stained Glass, London, 2003

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

L. B. Saint and H. Arnold, Stained Glass of the Middle Ages in England and France, London, 1913

C. Winston, Memoirs Illustrative of the Art of Glass-Painting, London, 1865

Stained Glass Conservation

J. Ashley-Smith (ed.), Cleaning, Science for Conservators, II, London, 1987

J. Ashley-Smith (ed.), Adhesives and Coatings, Science for Conservators, III, London, 1987

C. BrandiTheory of Restoration, Florence, 1963 [Italian original] and 2005 [English translation by C. Rockwell]

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

J. Down, 'The Yellowing of Epoxy Resin Adhesives: Report on High-Intensity Light Ageing', Studies in Conservation, xxxi, 1986, pp. 159-70

G. Egan, S. Hanna, and B. Knight, 'Marks on Milled Window Leads', Post-Medieval Archaeology, xx, 1986, pp. 303-09

M. F. Hearn, The Architectural Theory of Viollet-le-Duc, 1914-1????

E. Jagers, H. Romich and C. Muller-Weinitsche, Conservation: Materials and Methods, 2004 (available to read here)

J. Leissner and D. R. Fuchs, 'Glass Sensors: A European Study to Estimate the Effectiveness of Protective Glazings at Different Cathedrals', Proceedings of the Congreso International de Rehabilitacion del Arquitectonico y Edificacion, Canary Islands, 1992, pp. 285-90

W. Muller, M. Torge, K. Adam, H. Romich, R. Weissmann and R. Drewello, Science in the Service of Restoration, 2004 (available to read here)

R. G. Newton, The Deterioration and Conservation of Painted Glass: A Critical Bibliography, CVMA GB, Occasional Paper II, Oxford, 1982 (available to read here) 

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

S. Oidtmann, J. Leissner and H. Romich, Protective Glazing, 2004 (available to read here)

V. Rambusch, 'The Lead Calmes of Stained Glass Windows: Purpose, Problems and Preservation Procedures', Technology and Conservation, 8 (3), 1983, pp. 46-49 

I. RauchThe Conservation and Restoration of Historical Stained Glass: An Introduction to the Problems, 2004 (available to read here)

H. Romich, E. Jagers, M. Torge, W. Muller and K. Adam, Cleaning: A Balancing Act, 2004, (available to read here)

N. H. Tennent, The Conservation of Glass and Ceramics, London, 1999

M. Tutton and E. Hirst (eds), Windows: History, Repair and Conservation, Shaftesbury, 2007

R. Weissmann and R. Drewello, 'Attack on Glass', in E. Heitz, H. C. Flemming and W. Sand (eds), Microbially Influenced Corrosion of Materials, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, 1996, pp. 339-52


Conservation Guidelines

Burra Charter, The ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, Burra, 2013 (available to read here)

Corpus Vitrearum, Guidelines for the Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass, Nuremberg, 2004 (available to read here)

ECCO, European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisation Professional Guidelines, Brussels, 2002 (available to read here)

ICON, The Institute of Conservation's Code of Conduct, London, 2014 (available to read here)

SPAB, The SPAB Manifesto, 1877 (available to read here

Venice Charter, International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, Venice, 1964 (available to read here)


Stained Glass Techniques

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

A. Elskus, The Art of Painting on Glass, New York, 1980

J. G. Hawthorne and C. S. Smith (eds), Theophilus, On Divers Arts, New York, 1963, 1979

P. Reyntiens, The Techniques of Stained Glass, London, 1967, 1977

P. San Casciani, The Techniques of Decorative Stained Glass, London, 1985

M. Stanton Harris, Practising Stained Glass Safely, Sheffield, 2000

C. Whall, Stained Glass Work, London, 1905, Bristol, 1999

C. Winston, Hints on Glass Painting, 2 vols, Oxford and London, 1867

C. Woodforde, English Stained and Painted Glass, Oxford, 1954


Stained Glass in York

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

S. Brown, Stained Glass at York Minster, London, 1999

S. Brown, 'Our Magnificent Fabrick', York Minster: An Architectural History 1220-1500, Swindon, 2003

S. Brown, Apocalypse, The Great East Window of York Minster, London, 2014

S. Brown, A Stained Glass Walk Around York Minster, York, 2014 (available to read here)

S. Brown, The Stained Glass Windows of York Minster, York, 2014 (available to read here)

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

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

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

E. A. Gee, 'The Painted Glass of All Saints Church, North Street, York', Archaeologia, 52, 1969, pp. 151-202

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

C. Morgan, 'A Life of St Katherine of Alexandria', Journal of the British Archaeological Association, 162, 2009, pp. 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, pp. 313-394

J. Rickers, 'Glazier and Illuminator: The Apocalypse Cycle in the East Window of York Minster and its Sources', Journal of Stained Glass, 19 (3), 1994-95, pp. 269-75

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