Some thirty years since its first publication, David Caron returns with an updated, redesigned, and greatly expanded edition of the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, the definitive guide to Irish stained glass from 1900 to the present day.
This is a practical and comprehensive guide, for glass aficionados and those new to the art form, that lists all of Ireland’s significant stained-glass works, county by county, and the most noteworthy pieces abroad by Irish artists. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant new photography, the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass is bursting with colour and brimming with information about our most famous stained-glass artists, those who deserve to be better known, and the best contemporary artists working in the medium today.
With over 2,500 entries, two essays, and biographical notes on major artists, this is the key reference book for both academics and all who wish to learn more about Ireland’s celebrated stained-glass and where it can be found.
About the Editor
David Caron studied Visual Communication at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, to which he returned as lecturer and later as Head of Department. He undertook a Masters at Pratt Institute, New York, and his PhD at Trinity College Dublin. David was one of the three original compilers of the first edition of the Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass, and since availing of early retirement, he has focused on cataloguing Ireland’s stained-glass heritage.
Contributors: Paul Donnelly, William Earley, Bart Felle, Finola Finlay, Brian McAvera, Joseph McBrinn, Reiltín Murphy, Ruth Sheehy
Introduction ~ Early Twentieth-century Irish Stained Glass in Context
List of artists
The Gazetteer – A-Z by County
Praise for Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass
‘This is an excellent production, well laid out and easy to follow. While the actual gazetteer takes up most of the book, there is also an introduction to the history of Irish stained glass, an overview of the current state of the art, a list of all the artists involved and then a separate section of biographical notes on selected artists. In other words, this is a comprehensive publication which covers all aspects of the subject.’
Isolde Goggin, Books Ireland
‘This is a book that will show you something new every time you pick it up. The stunning photography, principally by Jozef Vrtiel, makes it a joy to browse through. In all, it is a must for anyone who wants to understand the world of stained glass windows in Ireland or is thinking of exploring to see them for themselves.’
‘This is a most welcome publication which will give much pleasure to a varied reading public, and encourage visitors to look at our churches with a new vision.’
Patrick Claffey, The Irish Catholic