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Lichtman, Linda

Central Square/Cambridgeport, Tile and Glass

45 Pearl Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Location Description: Central Square Library, 1st floor reading room

Date: 1980

Materials: Leaded stained glass

Dimensions: 7' x 3'

Speaking about her rectangular stained glass window rendered in earth tones and designed for the main reading room of the Central Square library, artist Linda Lichtman says, "I wanted to make a window which would be both colorful and restful -- a window which would be enlivened and animated by the color, yet calmed by the graphic elements. This is a window some people will be looking at for long periods of time, and others will be viewing as they are doing research or reading. I didn't want to confront the viewer... I wanted to provide a measure of interest and peace."