Monday, October 06, 2008
Launch date is set for October 22nd when I will pick up the first edition from the printer in south Jersey and hot-foot them down to Washington where they will be put on sale in the Basilica shop.
If you look very closely at what will be the back of the cover you will see a montage of 25 different Madonnas which is being published as a poster. I have not seen a hard copy proof but if it looks anything like the digital file it will be absolutely stunning.
Both items will be on sale in the Basilica and eventually they will be available from the Basilica online store. In the meantime we have a limited number available for purchase from our website.
TO SEE SHORT TRAILER CLICK ON THE CANDLES
Be very patient, it takes several minutes to download and you may be asks to download a plug-in.
If you do not have the time or patience you can view a lower quality video version on YouTube
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This is not about stained glass, not even remotely. It is an unashamed plug for some new items in MQGifts, our Amazon-hosted store.
There are several new items but by far the most exciting is a model of the top several stories of the Chrysler Building in New York.
Also noteworthy is a doorway model from the school of architecture at Notre Dame university which would make a fine graduation gift just as the model of the Dexter gate has been to some fortunate Harvard graduates these past several years. Somehow the craftsmanship intrinsic in these models coupled with the use of traditional construction materials makes them perfect choices for graduation gifts.
In time Tim intends to have an appropriate model for each of the main ivy league universities to add to the ones for Harvard and Notre Dame but for law graduates there is another possibility - a model of the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. This model would look beautiful on any lawyer's desk or conference room sideboard - though I must say that in most of the lawyers' offices I have seen all the tabletop space has been covered several times over with piles of papers.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
I'm nearing completion of a new and exciting project involving images of the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington DC. Although it is home to some fine stained glass, including windows by Charles Connick from the 1920's, the Basilica is far better known for mosaics and I believe boasts the largest collection of any building in the world.
Here is a link to a small selection of images of some of the mosaics.
Watch this space for further details of the project....
Saturday, March 22, 2008
OK, I know that this is way overdue but better late than never...there is a new folder with photographs of the beautiful windows at the Second Reformed Church in Hackensack, NJ in the Buildings folder at StainedGlassPhotography.com
There are some other images which I intend to add including some of stained glass from the extensive collection at Glencairn Museum in PA. In addition I am now working on a project for the National Basilica in the course of which I have been documenting not only stained glass but also some of the gorgeous mosaics which comprise what I believe to be the largest collection of mosaics anywhere in the world.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Personally I believe this to be a very short-sighted move on the part of the council and I feel that there must be ways of funding this resource which has value extending far beyond the museum or the Borough of Walthamstow. If anyone who reads this shares my view then I urge you to sign a petition in support of the Gallery. Modifications to the proposed cuts in opening times have shown that the Council is responsive to public pressure and so a strong international reaction against the curatorial staff cuts may lead to a rethinking of that part of the planned changes also.
Monday, March 05, 2007
We have launched the poetry section with some brand new items featuring poems by Emily Dickinson to which we will soon be adding many more works by poets from both sides of the pond. In the prayer section you will find tiles and tile boxes with the Lord's Prayer, the Serenity Prayer and the St Francis Peace Prayer, some accompanied by an image of stained glass. Last, not least, the scripture section begins with quotations from both Old and New Testaments including the ever-popular 23rd and 121st psalms, Jesus The Good Shepherd, the parable of the good Samaritan and Micah 6:8.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I recently had the good fortune to photograph some beautiful windows at St John's in Boonton and have uploaded a selection of them in this folder
There are 3 windows by Tiffany Studios - The Raising of Jairus's Daughter which, sadly, backs onto a church hall with less than perfect backlighting. The Good Samaritan and the Good Centurion.
Several of the images have been used to decorate ornaments and gift items which can be purchased from ChurchGiftshops.com with profits going towards the cost of repairing and restoring the windows.