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Stained Glass Tours in France   By: (1867-1936)

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STAINED GLASS TOURS IN FRANCE

by

CHARLES HITCHCOCK SHERRILL

New York: John Lane Company, MCMVIII London: John Lane, The Bodley Head

Copyright, 1908, by John Lane Company

[Illustration: INTERIOR OF SAINTE CHAPELLE, PARIS. Built by St. Louis (Louis IX) 1248. Window surfaces pleasantly broken up into "medallion" designs. Walls constructed almost entirely of sheets of richly toned glass (see Page 26). ]

TO THAT REMORSELESS CRITIC MY WIFE THIS BOOK IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED

CONTENTS

PAGE INTRODUCTION 13 THIRTEENTH CENTURY AND EARLIER 25 THIRTEENTH CENTURY TOURS 37 FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES 117 FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURY TOURS 134 SIXTEENTH CENTURY 197 SIXTEENTH CENTURY TOURS 212 ITINERARIES 295 INDEX 297

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SAINTE CHAPELLE, PARIS Frontispiece

PAGE MEDALLION PANEL, LOUVRE 28 MAP, THIRTEENTH CENTURY TOURS 40 MEDALLION LANCET, TOURS 54 CHARTRES TRANSEPTS 72 THIRTEENTH CENTURY ROSE, LAON 104 FIFTEENTH CENTURY "CANOPY," ST. LÔ 120 MAP, FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES TOURS 136 FIFTEENTH CENTURY "CANOPY," RIOM 158 RENAISSANCE "PICTURE," MONTFORT L'AMAURY 200 MAP, SIXTEENTH CENTURY TOURS 214 RENAISSANCE ROSE, SENS 220 CREATION WINDOW, TROYES 228 CONSTABLE OF MONTMORENCY AND HIS SONS 270 TREE OF JESSE, BEAUVAIS 282 DEDICATION OF THE STE. CHAPELLE 292

FOREWORD

The purpose of this book is a very simple one. It is to provide an answer to the question, "Where does one find good stained glass in France, and how can it most conveniently be seen?" All the books upon this subject are more or less technical and are intended rather for the student than the sightseer. During the six years that the writer has been studying glass, he has so often been asked the above question, as to finally conclude that an answer in the form of a simple touring handbook might be of service. To that end he has put together notes taken on sundry vacation trips. The reader should be indulgent, for the writer is not an authority on glass just a lawyer on a holiday. In addition to the purpose already described, it is hoped that this little book may also serve to lure forth into the charming French country some who have hitherto neither heard nor cared much about glass, so that they may see the wonderful beauty that the stained glass window can alone reveal.

CHARLES HITCHCOCK SHERRILL. 20, East 65th Street, New York, Christmas, 1907.

INTRODUCTION

The reason for the existence of a window is obvious. When the dwelling ceased to be a cave and became a house, the need for a light aperture at once arose. Neither the house nor the window concern us until long after the house had been made thoroughly habitable, and its windows after much evolution are finally filled with a sheet of translucent substance, which, while excluding the weather, would admit the light. Our interest does not begin until the wish to decorate the house naturally brought about a desire to decorate the window. We will pass over the story of the discovery of glass and its gradual improvement; nor will we pause to consider the very earliest examples now extant, nor examine the steps through which it must have passed to reach so advanced a stage as we find in the twelfth century... Continue reading book >>




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