Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral
M.A. Michael and Sebastian Strobl
- Stunning, full-colour reproductions of some of the world’s most beautiful stained glass
- Revised edition of the leading illustrated survey of Canterbury’s world-famous glass.
The early stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral is one of the greatest achievements of medieval European art. Today, thanks to a sustained conservation programme, the true vibrancy of its colours and the breathtaking artistry of its compositions can be appreciated again for the first time in centuries. In this new edition of M. A. Michael’s authoritative study, updated to include the latest commission unveiled in the Great Cloister in 2014, the finest of the medieval glass is reproduced along with notable examples of later work. A final chapter by Sebastian Strobl tells the story of early restoration and modern-day conservation at the cathedral.
Dr M. A Michael is Academic Director at Christie’s and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities. Dr Sebastian Strobl advises cathedrals throughout Europe on the conservation of their stained glass.