Reframing Stained Glass in the Nineteenth-Century British World: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts
Guest edited by Jasmine Allen, Gareth Atkins and Kate Nichols.
Stained glass was a ubiquitous art form in the nineteenth century, present in churches, railway stations, museums, and homes. Nevertheless, it has rarely been discussed outside of specialist fields. This issue of 19 brings together scholars from across a range of disciplines in order to examine, interpret, and reframe stained glass from the widest possible variety of perspectives in order to demonstrate its rich potential. We explore how this entrepreneurial and technologically innovative medium used ‘traditional’ forms not just to articulate well-worn stories, but to tell new ones in self-avowedly modern settings, revealing much about nineteenth-century culture, aesthetics, and contexts.
Also included is the latest instalment of 19 Live which discusses recent exhibitions, events, and performances with a nineteenth-century focus, including the reopened Aubrey Beardsley exhibition at Tate Britain.