And Then There Was Light

Five Generations of Stained-glass Makers

The absurd is the object of faith and the only object that can be believed.
—Kierkegaard

The art of stained-glass painting has been practiced by my family for five generations. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the neogothic style introduced by the French architect Violet le Duc became the accepted one for church building and decoration. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is...

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About the Author

Claire Nicolas White, poet, novelist, and biographer, is the editor of Oberon, a poetry magazine.

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