Brian Sprakes, The Medieval Stained Glass of West Yorkshire, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (Great Britain), Summary Catalogue 10
Many churches in West Yorkshire were either enlarged or rebuilt during the nineteenth century, and as a result only twenty-four of the fifty-five churches in the modern county retain medieval stained glass, though a great deal more is documented by antiquarians. What the county lacks in quality however is compensated for by the quality of the surviving glass, with no fewer than eight windows at Thornhill (adjudged by some the best and most important in any church outside York), and large windows at Almondbury, Calverley, Dewsbury, Elland, Normanton and Woolley. Other churches in the county with notable glass include Emley, Halifax, Ripponden, Sandal Magna, and Methley, with its chantry chapel of exceptional iconographical interest. For the first time, all the medieval glass from Wakefield Cathedral, now housed at several different locations, is catalogued together. As with previous volumes in the British CVMA series, there are also catalogues of glass found in secular settings and museums (Bolling Hall Museum, Shibden Hall Museum, Cliffe Castle, Keighley, Temple Newsam); catalogues of excavated glass (Sandal Castle, Pontefract Priory), and coverage of glass formerly found in both sacred and secular settings, documented in antiquarian sources. The volume is published throughout in full-colour, and will be the subject of a full review in a future issue of Vidimus.
In the meantime, Vidimus readers may order it at a 30% discount on the Oxford University Press Website citing discount code: AAFLYG6.
Bronwyn Hughes, Lights Everlasting: Australia’s Commemorative Stained Glass from the Boer War to Vietnam (Australia Scholarly Publishing, 2023)
A major new study of commemorative windows, telling the story through stained glass of Australian men and women at war, can now be ordered from ASP, using the order form here. Vidimus will carry a review in a future issue.