Russ, Joel and Lynn, Lou.
Title CONTEMPORARY STAINED GLASS: A PORTFOLIO OF CANADIAN WORK.
Publisher Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1985, first edition.
Seller ID 21744
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385233388 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Celebrating the union of tradition and innovation in the arts, (this) is the first tribute to outstanding Canadian contributions made to the int ernational postwar revival of stained glass as an art form. Presenting seventeen artists who are in the vanguard of this movement, (it) examines the revitalization and refinement of stained glass as a modern medium for expression in art an d a r c h i t e cture....Each of the profiles....shows the artists at work and is accompanied by a representative selection of beautiful, full-colour plates of his or her most outstanding creative accomplishments. In the accompanying text, the art is t s re fl ec t on t he changing nature of their aims, and the new respect they are receiving in the art world and from the public. Their words and their works of art celebrate the versatility of the medium, as is manifested by the fresh, new lo ok of a rch ite ctu ra l g las s work, and the dramatic advent of sculptural stained glass and the autonomous panel." Large gift inscription on half-title page, book slightly cocked, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is pric e c lip ped , ve ry l ight ed ge w ear/ wrinklingat top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, irregular line indentation on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good