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Reviews of newly published art, design and architecture books.

Malton’s Views of Dublin: The Story of a Georgian City

Malton’s Views of Dublin: The Story of a Georgian City

The Little Museum of Dublin’s handsomely produced hardback volume Malton’s Views of Dublin: The Story of a Georgian City provides readers with a welcome opportunity Read More

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Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures  and Connections

Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and Connections

Roger Stalley reviews Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and Connections Read More

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The Dignity Of Everyday Life: Celebrating Michael Scott’s Busáras

The Dignity Of Everyday Life: Celebrating Michael Scott’s Busáras

New from the Spring 2022 edition. Busáras has always sparked public imagination. From the start, its design, scandalised by scale and cost, became a cause célèbre for the then-leading Irish politicians. Read More

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Field Test Jackie Nickerson

Field Test Jackie Nickerson

New from the Winter 2021 edition.
In his considerate essay in Jackie Nickerson’s substantial new publication, Field Test, the art critic Aidan Dunne describes the photographs as ‘slightly disturbing, Read More

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Helen Mabel Trevor: An Irish Artist Abroad

Helen Mabel Trevor: An Irish Artist Abroad

New from the Autumn 2021 edition. Helen Mabel Trevor: An Irish Artist Abroad reviewed by John Hutchinson Read More

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The Plight of the Big House in Northern Ireland

The Plight of the Big House in Northern Ireland

New from the Autumn 2021 edition. The Plight of the Big House in Northern Ireland reviewed by Philip Smith
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Art and the Nation State: The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland

Art and the Nation State: The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland

New from the Summer 2021 edition. Art and the Nation State: The Reception of Modern Art in Ireland by Róisín Kennedy and reviewed by Brian Fallon
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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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