Towards a standard in modern stained glass: Evie Hone in the 1930s

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By the end of 1930s, after working in stained glass for less than a decade, Evie Hone had secured an international reputation as a major figure in the field as well as publishing an important, if today much overlooked, survey of contemporary developments in the medium. In this, Hone argued that the future of stained glass depended upon its return to a standard set by medieval stained glass makers. Yet, for Hone stained glass was a critical art-form, central to modernism and to interwar debates about the relevance of modern craft and sacred art as well as the role of abstraction and representation in public art. In the post-war era Hone reinvigorated stained glass through a series of major commissions in Ireland, England and the United States, which are well-known. This paper, however, reconsiders Hone’s lesser known work of the 1930s – the key period in which her ideas were forged.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished online - 21 Sept 2023
EventNew Illuminations: Stained Glass in Ireland and Beyond - School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 21 Sept 202323 Sept 2023


ConferenceNew Illuminations: Stained Glass in Ireland and Beyond
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