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Glory, Azure and Gold

The Stained-Glass Windows of Thomas Denny

Edited by Antonia Johnson
Foreword by Michael Tavinor
Introduction by Patrick Reyntiens
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 6th Jan 2017
Dimensions: w 243mm h 313mm d 17mm
Weight: 970g
ISBN-10: 1848222289
ISBN-13: 9781848222281
Barcode No: 9781848222281
Synopsis
This is the first book to be published on the stained-glass art of Thomas Denny. While his name is known mainly within ecclesiastical and glass-making circles, it is likely that Denny's art is instantly recognisable to a great many more. His radiant windows in Gloucester, Durham and Hereford Cathedrals and in many churches and chapels around the UK are arguably some of the art world's best-kept secrets. Denny (b.1956) originally studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has translated this painterly experience into a uniquely expressive style of stained glass. His works combine the aesthetic invention of modern British forbears such as John Piper with subtle reference to the medieval and ancient past. Including eleven heartfelt essays as well as poetry and the artist's own testimony, which explore and explain the subject matter, techniques and dazzling effect of Denny's craft, this book will be of interest to members of the thriving community of contemporary glass-makers as well as anyone who has seen and been moved by his work.

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