Flat Glass: 14 of 66
The first mention of the use of glazed
windows in Great Britain was in the seventh century when
Benedict of Wearmouth
sent to France for workmen to glaze a church that he was
The use of stained glass in small pieces
for leaded windows was characteristic of the Gothic cathedrals
in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The old masters who
mixed the colors for the variety of shades required in this
wonderful art of the medieval stained glass windows attained a
degree of skill that appears to have died with them, for we are
forced to admit that our modern artisans cannot produce the
depths of color and variety of shades attained in those times.
This is especially true of the deep blues and purples found
today in so many of the old world cathedrals and churches.
These instances of the limited use of
flat glass in window openings did not mean windows in the modern
sense-- far from it.