Ch 17: Glass in Art & Architecture

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of glass in art and architecture with help from the fun lessons in this entertaining chapter. Several quizzes and a practice exam can check your comprehension and ensure you're ready and able to excel on an upcoming test, project or assignment.

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Glass in Art & Architecture
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Edward Burne-Jones: Paintings, Stained Glass & Biography

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.

Stained Glass: History & Origin

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.

History & Uses of Glass in Architecture

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.

The Pilkington Process & Float Glass

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.

Types of Glass Production: Cylinder & Crown

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.

Types of Glass Production: Rolled & Flashed

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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