Windows For The Soul
Revised & Updated
by Bovard Studio of Fairfield, Iowa
One of the nation’s leading art glass studios uncovers the excitement and mystery involved in ecclesiastic art glass commissions.
Windows For The Soul – Revised & Updated has updated chapters, several new stories and more than 480 color photographs and window designs. The author shares his masterful vision and discerning wisdom gleaned from thousands of commissions and restoration projects. The extensive text is a delightful read and describes some of Mr. Bovard’s more memorable undertakings. In addition, the reader will gain some insight into the creative process, as well as an overview of project work flow including, custom painting, staining, fabrication, bracing, and protective glazing. One notable chapter tracks a complete restoration of an original Tiffany window from its careful removal to final reinstallation.
Windows For The Soul – Revised & Updated has more than 480 color photographs that encompass every imaginable ecclesiastic design style from life-like figure windows, to traditional, geometric, ornamental, and contemporary “glass wall” installations. This book is sure to be a valuable resource for art glass studios, liturgical designers and architects, Clergy and religious scholars, church building, renovation and/or art committee members, and heritage restoration specialists.
- 160 Pages – all in color
- 480 Color Photographs
- Available in Print or eBook format
- Dimensions: 8 1/4″ x 10 5/8″ (21 x 27 cm)
- ISBN-Print Book: 978-0-919985-50-6
- ISBN-eBook: 978-0-919985-91-2
About the Author:
Bovard Studio had its beginning in 1971 with founder Ron Bovard working as an independent artist. From this modest beginning the studio has expanded to over 70 artists, craftspeople and staff who complete over 100 church projects per year, as well as projects in courthouses, libraries, colleges and other public and private buildings. Bovard Studio is proud to carry on the tradition of stained glass art as one of the oldest major art forms in the world, with it’s profound place in history.