by Jane Apostol, Walter W. Judson
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback (June 1997) Publisher Comments
I like this book better than Adventures in Light and Color
. I hope it will be widely available as a model. The emphasis is on real research rather than flowery speech.
Four generations of the Judson family have led a "cooperating group of artists, designers and craftspeople" to their 100th year. Jane Apostol writes as an historian rather than one bemused by stained glass. She goes straight to the point, without the flowery rhapsodizing that was the fashion in an earlier day. If you want to read how to make stained glass, there is a chapter on the process. The philosophy is confined to one chapter by Walter Judson. This is in no way a "coffee table book." It is spare. Today's economics dictate many black and white photos, plus a small color section of representative work. Most agree that Adventures in Light and Color
served, and still serves, a major role in awakening the art world to the beauty of stained glass. In a day when books about stained glass were rare, in was much prized, and so it remains. But today, when a large portion of the affordable books on stained glass are collections of patterns, of banal pre-cut crafts and phony "Victorian" side lights, this one stands above the crowd. Congratulations Judsons. (Reviewed by Helene Weis for Stained Glass
magazine - Quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America Book Description
The 100-year history of the Judson Studios is now fully told for the first time in this stunning book by award-winning historian, Jane Apostol. The book brings to life William Lees Judson, the Arroyo Guild, USC's College of Fine Arts, the town of Garvanza and the art of making stained glass. It concludes with a personal view of stained glass by Walter Judson and a listing of the locations of the Judson Studios stained glass work. About the Author
Jane Apostol is a prize-winning historian and active participant in Southern California history. She is a native of Maryland, a graduate of Goucher College, and a Californian since 1949. Jane has spent this past decade immersed in local history and has earned a lasting reputation for her ability to engage the public audience without sacrificing scholarship.