Art: Laborers Together

Though no Victorian house was home without its purple patches of colored glass in at least one window, the making of medieval-type church windows remained a lost art in the U. S. until about 1905. That year a New Yorker named William Willet, to whom the prevailing types of "opalescent" church glass and supersweet, naturalistic window scenes looked cheap, made and installed (in Pittsburgh's First Presbyterian Church) a large medallion window of real antique stained-glass. This first effort at archaism by famed Designer William Willet looked worse than cheap to the pastor...

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