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July 24, 2004 7:40 AM   Subscribe

The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi now has a digital archive containing 10,000 images of medieval stained glass from English churches and cathedrals: a wonderful resource for anyone interested in medieval art. These stunning images of the windows at Fairford, in Gloucestershire, are just a tiny fraction of the extraordinary riches available on the site.
posted by verstegan (14 comments total)

 
*claps hands*
posted by matteo at 7:56 AM on July 24, 2004


Wow. Great site. Shame that something that is explicitly part of the british national heritage can't be licensed under CC, though. Claiming copyright to things like that sucks.
posted by louie at 8:00 AM on July 24, 2004


Wonderful post - thanks, verstegan!
posted by stonerose at 8:51 AM on July 24, 2004


Well, this is quite the find! The windows I've seen so far are extraordinary. Great link, verstegan.
posted by iconomy at 8:51 AM on July 24, 2004


This is fantastic! Thanks!
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:23 AM on July 24, 2004


Excellent find! Thanks for the link.
posted by ChrisTN at 9:32 AM on July 24, 2004


Lovely stuff, many thanks!
posted by carter at 9:58 AM on July 24, 2004


Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.


[this is good]
posted by anastasiav at 10:45 AM on July 24, 2004


The vitra project is doing some similar work, at very high resolution. I've seen the robot they've built in action at St. Sebaldus in Nuremberg, but so far it looks like none of their images are actually online yet. Shame.
posted by louie at 11:10 AM on July 24, 2004


These are great! I wish they were higher resolution, so I could use them as desktop pictures.
posted by josh at 11:48 AM on July 24, 2004


One more thank-you shouldn't hurt I guess...
posted by of strange foe at 6:54 PM on July 24, 2004


Just imagine how they looked new.
posted by stbalbach at 12:31 AM on July 25, 2004


Hmmm - an interesting site I would never have found myself. What do you think this is, MetaFilter c. 1999?
posted by skyscraper at 9:17 PM on July 25, 2004


many thanks verstegan, an excellent find.
posted by johnnyboy at 3:21 AM on July 26, 2004


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