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Art deco stained glass (3rd of 3)

Art deco stained glass

Art deco became the dominant stained-glass style in New Zealand houses from around 1920 to 1940. It is typified by a lack of coloured glass, more straight lines, symmetry and the use of bevelled glass. This symmetry seems to have been too much for the craftsman as he has made a deliberate mistake – in the top right corner a quarter circle curves inwards instead of outwards.   

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, Stained glass windows in New Zealand houses. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1983, p. 95
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Roofing and glazing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010