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Glass in Art & Architecture - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter can help you feel confident in your understanding of the use of glass in art and architecture. Explore lessons developed by expert instructors to discover or get reacquainted with stained glass, types of glass production, the works of Edward Burne-Jones and more. This chapter is available around the clock, enabling you to study whenever you have time. Multiple-choice quizzes can speed up the studying process by quickly assessing your comprehension of the lessons. Any questions you have about glass in art and architecture can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Discuss the biography, paintings and stained glass of Edward Burne-Jones
- Detail the history and origin of stained glass
- Outline the history and uses of glass in architecture
- Describe float glass and the Pilkington process
- Differentiate between cylinder, crown, rolled and flashed-glass production
1. Edward Burne-Jones: Paintings, Stained Glass & Biography
What inspires you? In late 19th century England, some artists were inspired by medieval legends and lore. In this lesson, we will explore the paintings and stained glass of Edward Burne-Jones.
2. Stained Glass: History & Origin
In this lesson, we look into the origins and history of stained glass. Highlighted are the obscure, ancient origins, Roman glass production, the Gothic period, the Renaissance, and the Gothic Revival with its resurrection of stained glass production.
3. History & Uses of Glass in Architecture
It is as clear as a bell, or in this case glass. Glass lets the sun shine in, protects us from the weather, helps us to see better (glass lenses), gives us containers to cook foods, and allows for dramatic architectural use.
4. The Pilkington Process & Float Glass
In this lesson, we learn about float glass and the innovative process developed by Alastair Pilkington to create it. Specifically, this lesson addresses why it was needed, how Pilkington developed the process, and how float glass is made.
5. Types of Glass Production: Cylinder & Crown
Before modern mechanical processes, how did people make window glass? What did it look like? In this lesson, explore methods of glass production called cylinder and crown.
6. Types of Glass Production: Rolled & Flashed
Glass is all around us in windows, drinking vessels and decorative pieces. But did you know there are many ways to make glass? In this lesson, explore rolled and flashed glass production.
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