Two superb volumes have been produced to accompany the exhibition Rheinische Glasmalerei: Meisterwerke der Renaissance. Both books are large format: 22 x 30cm. Sold together at €49.90, they represent astonishingly good value. Volume I has 132 pages, volume II, 428. Together they contain more than 600 illustrations, many full page in colour.
Volume I is devoted to essays and includes contributions by Dagmar Täube, the curator of the exhibition, and Paul Williamson, of The Victoria & Albert Museum. Volume II is a magnificently illustrated catalogue of the exhibition itself. Although the text is in German, the catalogue labels have English translations.
Fairford Parish Church: A Medieval Church and Its Stained Glass
Sarah Brown and Lindsay MacDonald
A revised reprint of the much acclaimed ‘Life, Death and Art: The Medieval Stained Glass of Fairford Parish Church’ (1997) will be published at the end of May. Fairford church is the only UK church to retain its complete medieval glazing scheme. The revisions include two new appendices, new colour images of the windows in the west wall conserved since 1997, and an update to the last chapter concerning conservation and the discovery of the two partial figures in the King collection (now in the V&A). The Foreword is by Simon Jenkins.
Paperback, 192 pages. RRP £19.99
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528): Woodcuts and Engravings
This catalogue includes two essays and has 128 pages with black and white images and catalogue entries for the 76 exhibits. Copies may be ordered, at $14.95 plus postage and packing, from the Honolulu Academy’s shop.
Witches’ Lust and the Fall of Man. The Strange Fantasies of Hans Baldung Grien
Dr Bodo Brinkman
The catalogue of the exhibition in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt of Hans Baldung Grien’s drawings of witches.
Hardcover, 272 pages, with 149 illustrations, most in colour.