Brian Clarke: The Art of Light
Gorgeous masterpieces of stained glass by Brian Clarke, the medium's leading exponent today
Over the past five decades, British artist Brian Clarke (born 1953) has consistently pushed the boundaries of stained glass as a medium, both in terms of technology and visual vocabulary. With major installation projects all over the world to his name, Clarke has contributed significant artistic and technical breakthroughs to this thousand-year-old medium. His facility with the medium displays his appreciation of the long history of stained-glass, from gothic decoration to the turn-of-the-century innovations of Tiffany glass.
The Art of Light is a testament to Clarke's belief that stained glass has an authority and potential to deal with every human condition. This book contains 250 illustrations that present the depth and range of Clarke's work, with an introduction by architect and sometime collaborator Norman Foster, and an essay by the director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Paul Greenhalgh.
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