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Author Ciaran, Fiona.

Title Stained glass windows of Canterbury, New Zealand : a catalogue raisonné / Fiona Ciaran
Published Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 1998


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Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents Map: Canterbury Localities with Stained Glass Windows -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Historiography and Bibliography of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Stained Glass -- 3. Stained Glass in Canterbury: Nineteenth-Century Windows -- 4. Twentieth-Century, Imported Stained Glass Windows -- 5. New Zealand-Executed Stained Glass Windows -- 6. Commemoration and Patronage -- 7. Iconography -- 8. Signatures and Inscriptions -- 9. Relocated, Vandalised and Destroyed Windows -- 10. Conclusion -- Catalogue Raisonne. Christchurch. Greater Canterbury -- App. 1. Biographies and Stained Glass Studio Histories -- App. 2. Specimen Rebuses and Artists' Marks -- App. 3. Index to Windows by Designer, Executant and Studio -- App. 4. Location Index -- App. 5. Building Index -- App. 6. Commemoration Index -- App. 7. Subject Index -- App. 8. Statistical Tables -- App. 9. Graph: Installation of Stained Glass Windows from the 1860s to the 1990s
Summary This book is the world's first scholarly account of any region's nineteenth and twentieth-century stained glass, and is written by one of the few specialists trained in the field. The author presents a comprehensive catalogue of the 711 ecclesiastical stained glass windows in Canterbury, many of which are of international significance. She shows the shift from imported to local work, the development of New Zealand imagery, and how stained glass windows can be powerful social indicators. She argues that stained glass in Canterbury not only represents the most important regional collection of windows in New Zealand, but that the exportation of nineteenth and twentieth-century stained glass from Britain is represented in microcosm in Canterbury, thus necessitating a reappraisal of the history of British stained glass. The book also presents much new information about British stained glass artists, and is of great relevance to any country with glass from Britain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-240)
Subject Glass painting and staining -- New Zealand -- Canterbury Region -- Catalogs
Glass painting and staining -- New Zealand -- Canterbury Region
Stained glass windows -- New Zealand -- Canterbury -- History -- 19th century.
Stained glass windows -- New Zealand -- Canterbury -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 98119270
ISBN 1877133396 (paperback)