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Glass Window Covering

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    window covering
  • Window coverings are material used to cover a window to manage sunlight, to provide additional weatherproofing, to ensure privacy or for purely decorative purposes.
  • a device that is pulled down to shut out the light from a window
  • any decorative application to a window frame or pane of glass including blinds , cornices , draperies , window film , etc.
  • Any similar substance that has solidified from a molten state without crystallizing
  • A thing made from, or partly from, glass, in particular
  • A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles
  • furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
  • a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • a container for holding liquids while drinking

2008 - 05 - 03 - female - detail from stained glass window
2008 - 05 - 03 - female - detail from stained glass window
This is a detail from a stained glass window at the fabulous Smith Museum of Stained Glass, which is located (oddly) at the very touristy Navy Pier entertainment complex in Chicago. Unfortunately, I didn't take notes so I can't pin down which window this detail comes from. I found out about the Smith Museum when I ran across photos here on flickr. It is definitely worth a trip when you're in Chicago. It has 150 windows and other pieces on display, including 13 by Louis Comfort Tiffany, which is the largest display of Tiffany windows in the world. There are hundreds of photos from the Smith Museum on Flickr, but the collection is nevertheless not comprehensively covered since many of the pieces are difficult to photograph well due to glare or just bad light (too much or too dark). I can't find another shot of this detail on Flickr or through Google, so I can't identify it. (I should clarify this - the light is excellent for viewing but not always good for photography. But this is a museum where there are no restrictions at all on photography, so you can try and try again.)
From 'Transforming Light: The Stained-Glass Windows of Boston College' - a book by Linden Lane Press that showcases the windows of the first three Collegiate Gothic buildings constructed on the Chestnut Hill campus in the early 20th century: Gasson Hall, Bapst Library and St. Mary's Hall. The 200 images included in the book are by BC director of photography Gary Wayne Gilbert. 'Transforming Light' also includes descriptive essays by leading stained glass authority Virginia Raguin and BC Fine Arts Professor Jeffery Howe, who provides a forward on the windows' place in Collegiate Gothic architecture.

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