Books

Reviews of newly published art, design and architecture books.

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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The Book of Durrow

The Book of Durrow

New from the Summer 2019 edition. Trinity College Library was lucky in the 17th century to become the proud possessor of two of the most important early manuscripts in Ireland, the Books of Durrow and Kells. Read More

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Harry Clarke and Artistic Visions of the New Irish State

Harry Clarke and Artistic Visions of the New Irish State

New from the Spring 2019 edition.
Margarita Cappock reviews Harry Clarke and Artistic Visions of the New Irish State Read More

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Ireland

Ireland

New from the Winter 2018 edition. Ireland by American photographer Susan Wood is a deeply personal collection of photographs spanning a period of fifty years from her first visit to the country on assignment for British Vogue in 1969 Read More

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Hugh Lane: The Art Market and The Art Museum 1893-1915

Hugh Lane: The Art Market and The Art Museum 1893-1915

New from the Autumn 2018 edition. Morna O’Neill’s informative and well-presented book concentrates on Hugh Lane as a dealer and as the founder or benefactor of galleries Read More

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Books: The Art of Robert Emmett Costelloe

Books: The Art of Robert Emmett Costelloe

New from the Summer 2018 edition. The Art of Robert Emmett Costelloe by Patricia McCabe brings to light the promising career of this young Irish artist, sadly curtailed by his death in 1974 Read More

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A Rising People – The Brian P Burns Collection of Irish Art

A Rising People – The Brian P Burns Collection of Irish Art

New from the Summer 2018 edition. A Rising People – The Brian P Burns Collection of Irish Art Reviewed by Margarita Cappock Read More

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The Life and Work of John ffrench, Irish Ceramic Artist (1928-2010)

The Life and Work of John ffrench, Irish Ceramic Artist (1928-2010)

New from the Spring 2018 edition. Reviewed by Eleanor Flegg. This is a thorough study, a comprehensive artistic biography, approached from the perspective of a collector and a connoisseur. Read More

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Elizabeth Cope: Seduced by the smell of paint

Elizabeth Cope: Seduced by the smell of paint

New from the Spring 2018 edition. Reviewed by Alannah Hopkin. This magnificent monograph marks forty years of intense artistic activity on the part of Elizabeth Cope Read More

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