The Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University: Corpus Vitrearum Canada by James BugslagThe Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University: Corpus Vitrearum Canada by James Bugslag

The Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University: Corpus Vitrearum Canada

byJames Bugslag, Ariane Isler-de Jongh

Hardcover | December 24, 2014

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The Hosmer Collection is one of the most significant collections of secular pre-modern stained glass in North America and the largest in Canada. In contrast to the better-known stained glass works made for churches, these exquisite sixteenth- and seventeenth-century small panels were intended to grace the windows of private residences and other non-religious spaces. The first book-length treatment of pre-modern stained glass in Canada, this volume provides new information on the diverse subject matter (ranging from allegories to heraldic displays), provenance (the Low Countries and Switzerland), style, and dating. Each work receives a detailed treatment according to the criteria of the Corpus Vitrearum, the international organization which set the scrupulous standards for modern stained glass research, and is accompanied by photographs. The volume's introduction situates the collection both within the history of the medium and within the context of the architectural history and artistic environment of Montreal. Also structured as an on-site guide to the collection, The Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University breaks new ground on collecting practices, architectural design, and the installation of pre-modern stained glass in new buildings.

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James Bugslag is associate professor of art history at the University of Manitoba and secretary of the Canadian Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum. Ariane Isler-de Jongh, now retired, was adjunct assistant professor of art history at the University of Vic

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Title:The Stained Glass of the Hosmer Collection, McGill University: Corpus Vitrearum CanadaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 12.5 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:077354397X

ISBN - 13:9780773543973

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"This exceptional work presents this treasure trove of sixteenth-and seventeenth-century roundels and single panels in meticulous detail and is the culmination of over thirty years’ detective work by the two authors. The book is ambitious in its scope, serving as an on-site catalogue for visitors to the collection as well as providing an intensely detailed study of the individual pieces. A groundbreaking and standard-setting piece of work. If the two further volumes for Canada achieve the same standard of scholarship and quality of presentation, then these comparatively little-known collections will certainly receive the international attention they deserve. " Sixteenth-Century Journal