Books

Reviews of newly published art, design and architecture books.

Dublin Moving East  1708-1844: How The City Took Over The Sea

Dublin Moving East 1708-1844: How The City Took Over The Sea

New from the Spring 2021 edition. Arnold Horner reviews Michael Brannagan’s Dublin Moving East 1708-1844: How The City Took Over The Sea Read More

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Rich Specimens of Architectural Beauty

Rich Specimens of Architectural Beauty

New from the Winter 2020 edition. Conor Lucey reviews a recently rediscovered volume of drawings of Irish country houses by English topographical artist John Preston Neale (1780–1847), held at the National Library of Ireland Read More

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Christmas Books

Christmas Books

A round up of art books for Christmas 2020. Read More

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Eva, Letitia and the Hamilton Sisters – Class, Gender and Art

Eva, Letitia and the Hamilton Sisters – Class, Gender and Art

New from the Winter 2020 edition. This book is immediately attractive – it’s full of old photographs and reproductions of paintings, with a sort of family tree. Read More

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The Buildings of Ireland – Cork: City and County

The Buildings of Ireland – Cork: City and County

New from the Winter 2020 edition. Reviewed by Louise Cotter. The Buildings of Ireland series is part of the Pevsner Architectural Guides, the authoritative portable guides to significant buildings in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Read More

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Irish Tweed: History, Tradition, Fashion

Irish Tweed: History, Tradition, Fashion

New from the Autumn 2020 edition. Read More

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The Irish Tower House Society, economy and environment c.1300–1650

The Irish Tower House Society, economy and environment c.1300–1650

New from the Spring 2020 edition. The Irish Tower House Society, economy and environment c.1300–1650 reviewed by Tadhg O’Keeffe Read More

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The Lives of Lucian Freud. Youth 1922-68

The Lives of Lucian Freud. Youth 1922-68

New from the Winter 2019 edition. Philip McEvansoneya reviews William Feaver’s The Lives of Lucian Freud. Youth 1922-68
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The unveiling of a sculpture by Albert Power (1881-1945) in 1935 afforded a golden opportunity to an unidentified photographer. The location: Galway’s Eyre Square; the statue: writer Pádraic Ó’Conaire; the officiator: Éamon de Valera. Read More

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