Stroud. Sutton Publishing. 1997. First edition. Green cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xx, 196 pages. 138 colour and black-and-white illustrations. 270 x 200mm (10¾ x 7¾"). 1kg. 0750910887. English. Very good, in near fine dust jacket; jacket price-clipped, previous owner's inscription to verso of front free endpaper.
Piper was one of the greatest designers of stained glass in the twentieth century. His work includes windows at Coventry Cathedral, Eton College and Liverpool Cathedral. Osborne's comprehensive study examines Piper's designs, the traditions and techniques he followed, and his collaboration with the master craftsmen who realised his artworks. The author collaborated with Myfanwy Piper and had access to the artist's studio. The book includes a full catalogue of Piper's stained glass work.