Glossary


Abstract Design

A design Whose forms have been reduced or modified from representational forms. A design using non-representational forms.

Abstract Design

A design Whose forms have been reduced or modified from representational forms. A design using non-representational forms.

Acrylic (1/4)

1/4 inch thick polyacrylic glazing sheet. Acrylic is 60 times more break-resistant than glass of the same thickness. For more information on Acrylic click here.

Acrylic (1/4)

1/4 inch thick polyacrylic glazing sheet. Acrylic is 60 times more break-resistant than glass of the same thickness. For more information on Acrylic click here.

Ambient Glass

The existing, diffused light. Light coming from many directions.

Ambient Glass

The existing, diffused light. Light coming from many directions.

Antique Glass

Mouth-blown sheet glass with the irregularity of "medieval" glass. Glass blown into a large cylinder that is cut, opened, and flattened into a sheet. Variations of antique glass may include seedy, crackle, flashed, opal, opak, reamy and streaky. "Antique" refers to the technique-not the age.

Antique Glass

Mouth-blown sheet glass with the irregularity of "medieval" glass. Glass blown into a large cylinder that is cut, opened, and flattened into a sheet. Variations of antique glass may include seedy, crackle, flashed, opal, opak, reamy and streaky. "Antique" refers to the technique-not the age.

Apse

The semi-circular termination of the east end of the chancel or chapel.

Apse

The semi-circular termination of the east end of the chancel or chapel.

Architectural Glass

Stained glass designed, made and installed to harmonize with the structure and function of a building.

Architectural Glass

Stained glass designed, made and installed to harmonize with the structure and function of a building.

Armature

A metal divisional bar or bars making a framework for supporting stained glass, usually fixed into a wall. Also used within concrete for strengthening.

Armature

A metal divisional bar or bars making a framework for supporting stained glass, usually fixed into a wall. Also used within concrete for strengthening.

Art Deco

The style of work produced in the early twentieth century that reached its apex at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels modernes held in Paris in 1925. Characterized by bold geometric shapes, streamlined and rectilinear forms.

Art Deco

The style of work produced in the early twentieth century that reached its apex at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels modernes held in Paris in 1925. Characterized by bold geometric shapes, streamlined and rectilinear forms.

Art Nouveau

French for "The New Art", an art movement popular in the 1890s and early 1900s in Europe and America. A busy, decorative style characterized by flowing vines and flat shapes ( as seen in Tiffany glass, ) and undulating lines.

Art Nouveau

French for "The New Art", an art movement popular in the 1890s and early 1900s in Europe and America. A busy, decorative style characterized by flowing vines and flat shapes ( as seen in Tiffany glass, ) and undulating lines.

Aureole

A radiant light around a head or body of the representation of a sacred person.

Aureole

A radiant light around a head or body of the representation of a sacred person.