Visible Reminders of Invisible Light

West portal and nave of Chartres Cathedral (1194-1260), Chartres, France. For most practical purposes, the glorious windows of Chartres are failures. Nearly all Gothic stained-glass windows are. Looking out of these windows—dense collections of irregular bits of colored glass packed into thick metal webs—is impossible. If you could see through them, you would likely be… Continue reading Visible Reminders of Invisible Light