91 designs for workable projects: abstract patterns in both straight-line and curve; men and women in characteristic 1920s garb; geometrically stylized birds, trees and animals; and more. Intermediate to advanced level. 60 plates.
Date Published 11/1/1977
Rated By: Steve C. Eriksen
Comments: Art Deco Book Review I was disappointed to find that there were no color suggestions for any of the designs in the book. Also, the presentation of the drawings made the book look like a children's coloring book. Several of the designs would make nice stained glass projects despite the presentation.
Rated By: A reader
Comments: Great for beginners! True, at first it does look a little like a coloring book but that's the fun of it. Why does everyone always need examples? What happened to using your imagination? This is a form of art. This book gives you the room to make decisions about the colors and textures of glass you want to use, which is what I like about it. Actual stained glass artists create their own color combinations. In order to preserve these type of books the pattern is photocopied and then each section is cut out so you have a template to use to cut out the glass. If anyone's worried about color then just do what others do. Either use colored pencils to color the pattern so you have an idea of what it will look like or pic out glass that appeals to you. It's really not that hard.