Stained Glass at York Minster (2017)
University of York and the York Glaziers Trust
Stained Glass at York Minster
By Sarah Brown
With photography by Nick Teed
Forewords by the Right Revd Vivienne Faull and Nicholas Barker
Published by Scala Arts and Heritage Publishers Ltd in association with the York Glaziers Trust, 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78551 073 1
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the York Glaziers Trust (YGT) in 2017, Stained Glass at York Minster by Dr Sarah Brown (University of York and Director, YGT) is a completely new edition of her 1999 publication, featuring up-to-date research, and stunning new photography by Nick Teed (YGT).
The 128 windows of York Minster are regarded as one of the wonders of the world; they illustrate the art and craft of glass painting extending over nine centuries. York is also an international centre for the study and conservation of stained glass, ensuring its survival into the third millennium.
Sarah Brown introduces the magnificent stained glass at York Minster, starting with evidence for the glazing of the pre-Conquest Minster and the earliest surviving glazing from the twelfth-century church. She then embarks on an extended tour of the Minster’s windows, including the Five Sisters in the north transept, the Rose Window in the south transept, the famous Bell-Founder’s Window in the north nave aisle, the Great West Window, often called the Heart of Yorkshire, and the magnificent Great East Window. A ground plan of the Minster enables every window to be located.
See the York Glaziers Trust website for further details.
- From Edward's Conversion to the Twelfth Century
- The Transepts
- The Chapter House and its Vestibule
- The nave
- The Glazing of the Eastern Arm
- The End of the Middle Ages
- After the Reformation
- The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
- The York Glaziers Trust 1967-2017
The release of Stained Glass in York was marked by York Press and received a glowing review from Gordon Plum. Dr Brown was interviewed by the Institute of Conservation (ICON) following the book's publication.
Main image: Cover detail of 'Stained Glass at York Minster' by Sarah Brown, photography Nick Teed (Scala Publishing in association with the York Glaziers Trust, 2017)