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Transforming Light: The Stained-Glass Windows of Boston College

essays by virginia chieffo raguin, photographs by gary wayne gilbert

The Campus Architecture:
An Introduction

Jeffery Howe

Chapter One
A Literature Of Stone 1
The Collegiate Gothic Architecture
Of Boston College


The Buildings And Windows

Virginia Chieffo Raguin

Chapter Two
Labor Of Light 7
Stained Glass As An Art Form:
A History Of Technology And Style

Chapter Three
The Known Universe 14
Earl Edward Sanborn Windows,
Bapst And Burns Libraries

Chapter Four
Veneration 19
Alexander Locke Windows,
St. Mary’s Chapel

Chapter Five
The Triumph Of Good 22
Richard King Windows,
Roche Room, Bapst Library

Chapter Six
In Tara’s Court 25
Thomas Murphy Window,
Irish Hall, Gasson Hall


The Photographs

Gary Wayne Gilbert

Chapter Seven
The Stained-Glass Windows
Of Boston College:
A Selection
29

Bapst Library 30
Burns Library 92
St. Mary’s Chapel 112
Gasson Hall 144

Acknowledgments 153
Selected Bibliography 153
Illustration Credits 154
Index 155