Paul Housberg is rescuing stained glass from the realm of fusty old churches and giving it new life.
He takes the fusty old art of stained glass and updates it for hotels, offices, and universities -- those sanctuaries of the modern world.
The resulting installations are giant, geometric arrays of colored glass that owe more to abstract art than to the windows of a 13th-century cathedral. Case in point: Housberg’s latest project, a set of six backlit murals at Princeton University’s new Frick Chemistry Lab. The building is fiercely contemporary -- a study in glass and steel -- and Housberg’s work is designed to both echo the space and warm it up.
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