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Stained Glass is Making a Comeback!

Stained glass windows were first used in Cathedrals throughout the Medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance eras.  The stained glass techniques and designs eventually evolved and became favorable for residential homes by the late 18th century/early 19th century. You could see stained glass windows in many of the arts and crafts and art nouveau styled homes. Louis Tiffany’s stained glass designs for windows, lamps, and glass mosaics were hugely influential during the Art Nouveau period;  While Frank Lloys Wright designed and incorporated stained glass into several of his prairie style homes.

Stained glass has made a large comeback since the arts and crafts era and the modernism movement. You can see stained glass today not only in windows of numerous churches and residences, but also in many public buildings and furniture.

Here’s the Brief History of Stained Glass through Pictures:

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