The Legacy of Light: A History of Irish Windows
Written in an accessible and popular style, this book is for the general reader interested in lifestyle, house design, heritage and the environment. The book includes sections on: how and why windows are arranged as they are, history of windows in Irish architecture, past glass-makers, joiners and related trades and more.
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The long journey towards light
Change and innovationthe Victorian era
Know your glassidentifying old glass by its appearance
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