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The virtues of stained glass

By Julia Roger Subscribe to RSS | March 23rd 2012 | Views:
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You do not have to be a frequent churchgoer to appreciate the beauty of stained glass. Indeed the use of the material in windows of domestic properties, not to mention in the design of various ornaments and functional things like lampshades, has been popular for several centuries now so chances are that you will have come across it before. With that in mind here is an introduction to stained glass:

Stained glass windows have been incorporated into building design for a period spanning across all sorts of architectural eras. Indeed in many places they are seen as a centrepiece of the aesthetics of a particular piece of architecture. Stained glass is most intimately associated with the Catholic Church, where in many churches it is incorporated into the design of buildings to depict a figure or a certain scene such as the crucifixion of Jesus.

Primitive techniques were used to produce early forms of stained glass. Modern versions can create glass with no imperfections, although many people prefer the less standardised look of older stained glass.

The beauty of stained glass is such that in the case of older buildings firms are enlisted to conserve or restore the original windows. This is the case with all sorts of venues ranging from art galleries and museums to ancient local government buildings. Many of these stained glass windows along with other key architectural features are protected under building conservation legislation in the form of ‘listed building’ status. This is a tiered system by which the extent of alterations that can be made to a property are restricted. As you can imagine, something like the stained glass in St Paul’s Cathedral is protected under Grade I and must be preserved.

Where can I find a company which can help restore my stained glass to its former glory?

When it comes to seeking out a firm which can pay some attention to your stained glass you should make the effort to find a company which you can rely on. One that fits the bill can be found at Recclesia.com. The company specialises in stained glass restoration and can undertake various forms of building conservation.

Julia Roger - About Author:
At recclesia.com we have the most beautiful stained glass products which are so eye catching and appealing. All of our building conservation services are carried out with care and attention to detail.

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