Hardback104 PagesSize: 300 × 240 mm
90 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222281Publication: May 01, 2017

Glory, Azure and Gold

The Stained-Glass Windows of Thomas Denny

Edited by Antonia Johnson and Josie Reed, with a Foreword by the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford and an Introduction by Patrick Reyntiens



  • Features essays by leading critics and historians including William Packer and Pamela Tudor-Craig as well as poetry by Rowan Williams 
  • Includes a wealth of stunning images of Denny’s stained glass specially captured by English Heritage photographers James O. Davies and Rebecca Lane

This is the first book to be published on the stained-glass art of Thomas Denny. While his name is known mainly within ecclesiastical and glass-making circles, it is likely that Denny’s art is instantly recognisable to a great many more. His radiant windows in Gloucester, Durham and Hereford Cathedrals and in many churches and chapels around the UK are arguably some of the art world’s best-kept secrets.

Denny (b.1956) originally studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and has translated this painterly experience into a uniquely expressive style of stained glass. His works combine the aesthetic invention of modern British forebears such as John Piper with subtle reference to the medieval and ancient past.

Including eleven heartfelt essays as well as poetry which explore the subject matter and dazzling effect of Denny’s craft, this book will be of interest to the thriving community of contemporary glass-makers as well as anyone who has seen and been moved by his work.

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