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Saturday
Jan102015

COMING 2015: PETER CORMACK'S "ARTS & CRAFTS STAINED GLASS"

Available August 11, 2015 
336 p., 9 1/2 x 11 1/4
200 color + 50 b/w illus.
Cloth: $75.00

Historic Preservation Network will review this long-awaited book by the esteemed Arts & Crafts scholar Peter Cormack. Visit the Yale University Press website to learn more about the book including links to online vendors.

Sunday
Nov302014

NEW POLAROID PLATES COMING 2015

Sunday
Jun292014

HPN FOUNDER CALLS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF RALPH ADAMS CRAM MONUMENT

Archival image: Church of the Sacred Heart, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1924. Boston Public Library, Fine Arts Department, Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson Collection

John Gomez, founder/manager/moderator of Historic Preservation Network, is calling for the preservation of Ralph Adams Cram's Church of the Sacred Heart in Jersey City, New Jersey. His comments are part of a special series in The Jersey Journal.

Erected 1921-1924, Sacred Heart was commissioned by the Dominican Order and is Cram's first Spanish Gothic design inspired by his travels through southern Spain. The interior contains the first liturgical stained glass windows by Wright Goodhue; wrought iron shrine screens by Samuel Yellin; marble floor tiles by Mary Chase Perry; reredos screens by Irving & Casson and Angelo Lualdi; and main stained glass tapestries by Rambusch, Heimer, and Simon Berasaluce.

Closed since 2005 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, the edifice remains unused and vulnerable to the elements, vandalism, and development pressures. Gomez, who wrote his master's thesis on the church at Columbia University, is urging the property owners, local lawmakers, preservationists and community leaders within the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive district where the church stands to preserve and revive the building as part of the revitalization of the long-neglected neighborhood.

READ THE ARTICLE >

VIEW RALPH ADAMS CRAM FILMS PRODUCED BY HPN >

Saturday
Jun282014

THE PRE-RAPHAELITES AT THE MET

Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, 1833–1898). The Love Song, 1868–77. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1947 (47.26)

A small yet towering exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan focuses on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their powerful, lasting influence on Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and other visionary 19th-century artists and master craftsmen who would go on to ignite the British Arts & Crafts movement - itself an influence upon the American Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century. EXHIBITION DETAILS >