Several examples of Light Screens are shown below on this page.
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"Born in the heartland in suburban Chicago around 1900, the Prairie style revolutionized home design. The movement became known as the Prairie School, and although Frank Lloyd Wright emerged as its leader, he was just one of about twenty idealistic young architects who rewrote the rules of domestic architecture. . . A dazzling array of art glass graced nearly all prairie houses, embellishing cabinets, French doors, skylights, and wall sconces. But the jewel-like prisms of glass danced most brilliantly in casement windows grouped into sweeping bands of pattern and light. When closed they formed a field of shimmering ornament. When open they swung free, like paintings of light reaching for nature. . . Each window was a complex design, composed of dozens, even hundreds, of pieces of glass held in place by zinc bars. Simple and geometric, sparkling with flashes of color, they welcomed sunlight into a room in a way that no ordinary window could."
From: Dixie Legler and Christian Korab, Prairie Style: Houses and Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 115 W. 18th St, New York, NY 10011 (1999). The images shown below are eamples. For a complete display of patterns, click on "Gallery of Design"
Prairie Light Screens
Stained Glass Windows in the Style of Frank Lloyd Wright
and other Prairie Style artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
About the Artist
Gallery of Design
Materials and Methods
Installing Light Screens
Installations in Ithaca, NY
Installations in St Louis, MO
Choosing Glass Colors
Gallery of Glass
Books about Prairie