[West Point] Book of Results of the Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [cover title]
A scarce publication that serves as part catalog, part advertisement and part testimonials extolling the virtues of the Willet Stain Glass and Decorating Co., of Philadelphia. Self-described as “An Organization of Artists, Designers, and Craftsmen in Ecclesiastical and Domestic Art.”
This famous company, still surviving today, was founded by stained glass artist William Willet and his wife. This entity was “devoted to the making of windows and decorations in the spirit and technique of the best European work of the Middle Ages.” and listed the following within its oeuvre: Memorial Windows, Mural Paintings, Mosaics, Leaded Glass, Stations of the Cross, Altars, Triptychs, Fonts, Bronze Tablets, Tapestries, Interior Decorations of all descriptions as well as Portraits on Glass or Canvas and Miniatures.” (Wikipedia)
A title-page, of sorts, offers a variant title for this item: “To the Patrons of that Ancient and Most Imperishable of the Arts, which, Introduced by the Christian Church, Seems Never to Reveal its Rarest Beauty Except When Placed by Reverent Hands in the Shadowed Arches of the Windows of its Temples.”
Examples of work done at West Point, and elsewhere, are amply illustrated within.
Description: [West Point] Book of Results of the Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [cover title]
[Philadelphia, n.p., 1921]. 31, pp. Self-wraps, side-stapled. Near fine. bjcb 352240