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Stained glass is a public art form of immense visual appeal. The region of Canterbury contains a collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century windows of international significance, including works by Arts and Crafts Movement artists.
This book analyses the collection, showing the shift from imported to local work, the development of New Zealand imagery, and how stained glass windows can be a powerful social indicator.
The 'jewels in the crown' of Canterbury's collection are 33 twentieth-century British Arts and Crafts Movement works ... the best collection of Arts and Crafts stained glass outside the United Kingdom and the Irish Republic.
FIONA CIARAN has worked as an art historian at the University of Otago and is director of the Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru.
Paperback, 240 pages, illustrated, ISBN 978 1 877133 39 8, $50