Opening a window on great beauty in Alvechurch - The Redditch Standard

Opening a window on great beauty in Alvechurch

Ross Crawford 15th Jan, 2018   0

WINDOWS at St Laurence Church in Alvechurch and the Chateau Impney near Droitwich are featured in a new book capturing the beauty of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

The ‘Music’ at Chateau Impney and ‘St Cecilia’ at St Laurence are among more than 500 images of windows from buildings churches and buildings across the UK contained in the lavishly–illustrated book, Damozels and Deities.

All the photographs have been taken by award-winning architectural photographer Alastair Carew-Cox of Abbots Morton near Inkberrow.

The 400-page volume is written by art historian William Waters, the world authority on Pre-Raphaelite stained glass, including the artists Harry Burrows, who designed the Music window, JW Brown who designed St Cecilia, and Edward Burne-Jones.




“It’s been an honour and a privilege to work on Damozels and Deities,” said Mr Carew-Cox. “The book traces the development of stained glass windows as an art form in the three decades 1870 to 1898.

“’Music’ at Chateau Impney and ‘St Cecilia’ at Alvechurch are fine examples of that Pre-Raphaelite artistry.”


Damozels and Deities is published by Seraphim Press, on sale at £60. Mr Carew-Cox can be contacted on 07860 257007.

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