Louis Grodecki

Louis Grodecki ( born July 18, 1910 in Warsaw, † March 28, 1982 in Paris) was a French art historian and author of Polish descent, who is still regarded as a major connoisseur of Romanesque stained glass.


After graduation in 1928 went to Berlin to study with Erwin Piscator directed. In the same year he went to Paris, where he moved from the theater experts on art history in 1929. He studied from 1929 at Henri Focillon and completed his studies in 1933 with a diploma. In 1935, he acquired French citizenship.

In 1949, Louis Grodecki Erwin Panofsky learned at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton know. Louis Grodecki specialized more and more in the glass painting and became one of the greatest connoisseurs of Romanesque stained glass windows.

Works (selection)

  • Vitraux of églises de France. Éditions du Chêne, Paris 1947.
  • The Stained Glass of French Churches. L. Drummond, London 1948.
  • L'Architecture ottoniene: au thresh de l' art roman. A. Colin, Paris 1958.
  • Sainte -Chapelle. Caisse nationale des monuments historiques. Paris 1960.
  • Chartres. Harcourt, Brace & World, New York 1963.
  • La Restauration du château de Pierrefonds. 1857-1879, Paris 1965.
  • The time of the Ottonian and Salian. (La siècle de l'an mil). Verlag CH Beck, Munich 1973, ISBN 3-406-03020-3.
  • Les Vitraux de Saint- Denis. Étude sur le vitrail XIIe siècle au ... Arts et métiers graphiques. . Paris 1976, ISBN 9782222019411 / book series: Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi.
  • Gothic Architecture. Electa / Rizzoli, New York 1978.
  • Le vitrail gothique au XIIIe siècle. Fribourg, Office du livre, 1984 ( english: . Gothic stained glass from 1200 to 1300 Thames and Hudson, London, 1985).
  • Recensement of vitraux anciens de la France. Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique ( 1978: Les Vitraux du Centre et des Pays de la Loire 1981. Vitraux Les de Paris, de la région parisienne, Picardie et du Nord -Pas -de- Calais ).
  • Le vitrail roman. Office du Livre, Fribourg 1977. Romanesque stained glass. Carbon Hammer Verlag, Stuttgart 1977, ISBN 3-17-004433-8.