alexandria. glass window. February 26th , 2018.
Stained glass windows history began around 300 AD, being introduced into newly built churches by architects of that era. The beautifully designed glass told stories from the bible and soon began to be known as the poor man′s bible. During the 16th Century there was much destruction to churches due to religious upset which, led to a need for restoration of stained glass windows.
Designing and building a glass block shower wall or window should not be rocket science - but there are wide array of sizes and patterns to choose from that can make the task seem difficult. This article will provide specific tips and steps to ensure you get the right size blocks for your job.
In the 1800′s stained glass came back into fashion with the influence of Tiffany glass, bold colors used on flat areas and heavily lined. It wasn′t until the 1900′s that colored glass windows were being used again by architects worldwide.
Lead channel window panels are the original form of stained glass. Working and soldering the channel is labor intensive and the designs tend to be simpler executions because of the weight and labor involved. Foiled panels are able to use much smaller pieces and can even use 3D techniques, with flowers or birds lifting from the purely vertical, into the room they occupy. The glass pieces are cut, ground smooth, the edges encased in copper foil, the pieces are fitted together, and after a flux solution is applied so it will adhere, solder is melted over the foils and joins the pieces of glass together.
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