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A Vision Fulfilled: The Story of Celtic Studios and Swansea

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: A Vision Fulfilled: The Story of Celtic Studios and Swansea Reply with quote

The book by the late Professor Maurice Broady, ‘A Vision Fulfilled: The Story of Celtic Studios and Swansea’s Architectural Glass Tradition’, which was edited for publication by Elspeth Broady and Alun Adams.
Alun Adams
Architectural Glass Centre Co-ordinator / Cydlynydd y Canolfan Gwydr Pensaerniol
Commercial Services / Gwasanaethau Masnachol
Swansea's Metropolitan University, Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe
One of the UK’s Newest Universities / Un o Brifysgolion Diweddaraf y D.U.
Tel/Ffτn: 01792 481084
Email/E-bost: alun.adams@smu.ac.uk
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This book,published in mid-December 2010, tells the story of Wales’ first stained glass firm, Celtic Studios of Swansea. Its genesis was in the partnership of cousins Howard Martin and Hubert Thomas from Morriston in Swansea.

After the war, they opened Celtic Studios in the heart of Swansea with Martin as chief designer and Thomas as studio director. For over forty years, they produced a steady output of stained glass windows for churches in Wales and England, but also further afield, most notably in Canada.

The eventual decline of the Studios is set in the narrative against the innovative development of architectural glass which Howard Martin led at Swansea College of Art. Today Swansea is recognised as an international centre for architectural glass – a vision fulfilled.

Maurice Broady (1926-2010) published and lectured widely on Welsh architectural glass before his death in 2010. This, his most ambitious work, has been edited for publication by Elspeth Broady and Alun Adams and is beautifully illustrated throughout in black and white with 20 pages of full colour in the centrespread.
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To order your copy of A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea’s architectural glass tradition please contact the West Glamorgan Archive Service, Civic Centre, Swansea SA1 3SN
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