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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 07:56 pm
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In case of interest to anyone, there is an 1896 book about La Farge which is available to view at:

https://archive.org/details/johnlafargearti00waergoog/page/n8

or you can download the entire book in one PDF at:

https://ia800206.us.archive.org/13/items/johnlafargearti00waergoog/johnlafargearti00waergoog.pdf

Wayne



 Posted: Sat Oct 13th, 2018 03:02 pm
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this is an interesting book, I've had an original copy for years. However, it reads more like an advertising/vanity press book rather than a totally scholarly, objective book



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There are a reasonable number of window illustrations in the book. I stumbled across this because it has a photo of the bottom part of the Ascension window in Second Presbyterian, Chicago, and that window was destroyed in a fire in 1900. The church has a color drawing for a preliminary design of the window but it seems no photo of the window itself. (The window was replaced after the fire by a design by William Fair Kline / Church Glass and Decorating Company.)

The author, Cecilia Waern, wrote an article about Tiffany a year or two later in International Studio. Maybe she was more of a journalist than an academic.

https://archive.org/details/studiointernatio11t13londuoft/page/n161

Wayne



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