Stained glass

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Stained glass

  1. 1. There is a mystery to glass. It captures light and appears to glow from within.
  2. 2. The origin of stained glass has been lost in history.
  3. 3. In the 1st century wealthy Romans had stained glass windows in their homes. It was considered a luxury.
  4. 4. Stained glass windows became popular when church building began in the 10th century.
  5. 5. Many stained glass windows depicted religious themes.
  6. 6. In the 15th century stained glass artists became stained glass painters.
  7. 7. Stained glass is also used to decorate buildings.
  8. 8. Stained glass was and still is used in architecture.
  9. 9. Frank Lloyd Wright was an architect that designed and used many stain glass windows in his designs.
  10. 10. This design has been called balloon and confetti.
  11. 11. His designs are usually inspired by nature. This design is based on the sumac plant.
  12. 12. This design is based on the tulip.
  13. 13. Another master of stained glass is John Lafarge.
  14. 14. He invented his own glass that had a glowing quality.
  15. 15. The beauty of stained glass.
  16. 16. Stained glass can also be 3- dimensional.
  17. 17. Contemporary art glass windows can still be found in new churches.

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