"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 windows grouped into sweeping bands of pattern and light.  Rows of adjacent casement windows were the perfect vehicle for art glass.  When closed they formed a shield of shimmering ornament.  When open they swung free, like paintings of light reaching out to nature.  Each window was a complex design composed of hundreds of pieces of glass held in place by zinc or lead bars.  Simple and geometric, sparkling with flashes of color, they welcomed sunlight into a room in a way that no ordinary window could.

From: "Prairie Style: Houses and Gardens by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School", by Dixie Legler and Christian Korab, Publ. by Stewart, Tobori & Chang, 115 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 (1999) 208 pp.

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.
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