The Irish Georgian Society

A Celebration : [the Fiftieth Anniversary of Its Establishment]

Author: Robert O'Byrne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906429027

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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Modern Dublin

Urban Change and the Irish Past, 1957-1973

Author: Erika Hanna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199680450

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 6394

Modern Dublin provides a new history of the capital of Ireland during the 1960s. Through a series of case studies, it examines how an aging eighteenth-century city was rapidly transformed by speculative office construction and suburban development, and explores how this impacted on the lives of the city's ordinary inhabitants. It tracks how the initial excitement which surrounded this process slowly turned to disillusionment asthe decade progressed: exploring the development of a popular movement to oppose these urban changes, composed of architects, students, housing protestors, and gentrifiers. The volume adds to the literature on European post-warurban development and throws new light on the popular reception of broader processes of social and economic modernization in 1960s Ireland.

Country Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Country life

Page: N.A

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Strange Kin

Ireland and the American South

Author: Kieran Quinlan

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807129838

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1436

The ties between Ireland and the American South span four centuries and include shared ancestries, cultures, and sympathies. The striking parallels between the two regions are all the more fascinating because, studded with contrasts, they are so complex. Kieran Quinlan, a native of Ireland who now resides in Alabama, is ideally suited to offer the first in-depth exploration of this neglected subject, which he does to a brilliant degree in Strange Kin. The Irish relationship to the American South is unique, Quinlan explains, in that it involves both kin and kinship. He shows how a significant component of the southern population has Irish origins that are far more tangled than the simplistic distinction between Protestant Scotch Irish and plain Catholic Irish. African and Native Americans, too, have identified with the Irish through comparable experiences of subjugation, displacement, and starvation. The civil rights movement in the South and the peace initiative in Northern Ireland illustrate the tense intertwining that Quinlan addresses. He offers a detailed look at the connections between Irish nationalists and the Confederate cause, revealing remarkably similar historical trajectories in Ireland and the South. Both suffered defeat; both have long been seen as problematic, if also highly romanticized, areas of otherwise "progressive" nations; both have been identified with religious prejudices; and both have witnessed bitter disputes as to the interpretation of their respective "lost causes." Quinlan also examines the unexpected twentieth-century literary flowering in Ireland and the South -- as exemplified by Irish writers W. B.Yeats, James Joyce, and Elizabeth Bowen, and southern authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Flannery O'Connor. Sophisticated as well as entertaining, Strange Kin represents a benchmark in Irish-American cultural studies. Its close consideration of the familial and circumstantial resemblances between Ireland and the South will foster an enhanced understanding of each place separately, as well as of the larger British and American polities.

The Irish Celebrating

Festive and Tragic Overtones

Author: Marie-Claire Considère-Charon,Philippe Laplace

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806676

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 1015

The Irish Celebrating is a collection of essays which focuses on the complex dynamics of celebrating, its significance and its scope, through Ireland’s past and present experience. This book studies the dual aspects of celebrating —‘the festive’ and ‘the tragic’— which, while not necessarily functioning as a binary opposition, have long proved mutually constitutive of the Irish experience. Many different occasions and ways of celebrating are explored, be they associated with feasts, festivals, commemorations, re-enactments or mere merry-making. Irish literature abounds with motifs, symbols, allusions and devices that stand as ample testimony to the essential part played by celebration in the creative process. Both the treatment of mythical themes and figures, and the perception of contrasted realities and moods, all linked in some way or another with celebrating, are examined in the works of Irish novelists, poets and playwrights. If celebrations undeniably had a crucial role to play throughout Ireland’s troubled past, they continue to shape Irish society today, part and parcel of the deep social, economic and cultural changes it is currently experiencing. New representations of Irish identity as they are expressed through new forms of celebrating are explored in such varied contexts as emigration and immigration, alcohol addiction, church allegiance and European membership. The way the nationalist and unionist communities have been celebrating their past in Northern Ireland, often complacently and ostentatiously, is a theme dealt with in the final section of this collection. Irish, English, French, Spanish, Italian and American scholars apply a broad range of interdisciplinary expertise to original and illuminating essays which will undoubtedly provoke a new insight into the interplay between current trends and issues and the long-established patterns that thread through the volume.


Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840

Author: Christopher Monkhouse,William Laffan,Leslie Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210604

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9428

A sweeping survey of the arts of Ireland spanning 150 years and an astonishing range of artists and media

Irish Arts Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Protestant Dublin, 1660-1760

Architecture and Iconography

Author: R. Usher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230362168

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 8667

This innovative urban history of Dublin explores the symbols and spaces of the Irish capital between the Restoration in 1660 and the advent of neoclassical public architecture in the 1770s. The meanings ascribed to statues, churches, houses, and public buildings are traced in detail, using a wide range of visual and written sources.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667609

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 8172

The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.

Irish America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Irish

Page: N.A

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The antiquities of Ireland

a supplement to Francis Grose

Author: Daniel Grose,Francis Grose

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 9241

Irish Houses and Gardens

From the Archives of Country Life

Author: Seán D. O'Reilly

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd


Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 8769

This book offers a selection of 200 of the Country Life's most outstanding photographs with an historical background, to foster an appreciation of some of Ireland's greatest buildings.

The Hidden Places of Ireland

Author: David Gerrard

Publisher: Travel Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781904434108

Category: Travel

Page: 474

View: 8229

Often called the Emerald Isle, Ireland is rich in greenery, but there is an abundance of every variety of landscape. This guide focuses on the well-known as well as the more secluded venues for food, accommodation and places of interest in the country.

The Connoisseur

An Illustrated Magazine for Collectors

Author: James Thomas Herbert Baily

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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