Virginia Raguin, Professor
of Art History
Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam
world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
Gerard Manley Hopkins, God's Grandeur, 1918
My primary interest
as a scholar has been the exploration of architectural context
and the art of stained glass as part of that environment.
the Virgin to Read
York, All Saints North Street
|The art of stained
glass creates architectural planes that permit illumination
while transforming the experience of general light to one meaningful to the purpose of a building. Produced by monks,
bishops, kings, and also by grieving parents, parish subscription,
and a host of anonymous patrons, these windows reveal the deepest
values of their makers.