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Narcissus Robert Quagliata

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Narcissus on Shunryu Suzuki - 2012 emails to DC

Narcissus Quagliata on Shunryu Suzuki - a PDF of fall 1983 publication (source?) with image of his stained glass piece on Shunryu Suzuki

10-27-14 Narcissus Robert Quagliata's talk at the SFZC City Center this October 22nd. - thanks M Katz

Narcissus Quagliata - an article from the 1983 Art Glass Quarterly

7-17-13 -Master Artist Narcissus Robert Quagliata Comes to Santa Fe (that's today) Details

Have recently posted two PDFs about this most wonderful stained glass master and Suzuki student. - Thanks M Katz for alerting me to today's event


Books by and about the work of Narcissus Quagliata

Archetypes and Visions in Light and Glass, Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt (2013) - Amazon link

Stained glass from mind to light: An inquiry into the nature of the medium, Mattole Press (1976) - Amazon link

 

William Morris: Glass--Artifact and Art - coauthor with Henry Geldzahler, Univ of Washington Press (1989) - Amazon link

 

Light and Time: a Masterpiece The Dome of Narcissus Quagliata on the Last Basiclica of Michelangelo - Essays by Maurizio Calvesi Introduction by Cardinal Wiliam H. Keeler, Monsignor Renzo Giuliano, Lorenzo Zichichi Texts by Salvador Cuevas, Alessandro De Falco, Andrew Moor, Narcissus Quagliatta Publisher: Il Cigno G.G. Edizioni, Rome (2001) - Amazon link

Naarcissus Quagliata, Painting with Light by Museo Franz Mayer,  Il Cigno Galileo Galilei (1995)


Narcissus has most revealing comments on Suzuki Roshi and is himself an amazing person, surely the most significant stained glass artist in the world. His first work was the hands of Suzuki and Katagiri on the swinging doors between the dining room and kitchen at the SFZC City Center. There are also two other works of his there - at the end of the entrance hall of the 300 Page Street building and in the entryway of 340 Page St. residence building. I was involved with receiving and transporting them with Bill Lane and joking with Bill about breaking them and remember placing them between carpeting which made me forget what was there so that I stepped on the carpet and broke one. I recall Richard Baker telling me that the most talked about item at a board meeting was getting me to fork up $100 to cover the cost of paying Robert to repair that broken window. I was resistant - not because I'd given not only years of my life to the ZC but what was to me lots of money - but because I thought and continued to think that it was wrong to ask a worker to pay for his mistakes. But I submitted and paid up the loot. That was 1972 I think. When Robert and I met in 1972 at the City Center he mentioned that the ZC might want to consider insuring these windows. Looking at the one in the hall he suggested for over 100k. - DC



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