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

View: 9618

Life in the Country House in Georgian Ireland

Author: Patricia McCarthy

Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

ISBN: 9780300218862

Category: Country homes

Page: 272

View: 6977

"For aristocrats and gentry in 18th-century Ireland, the townhouses and country estates they resided in were carefully constructed to accommodate their cultivated lifestyles. Based on new research from Irish national collections and correspondence culled from papers in private keeping, this publication provides a vivid and engaging look at the various ways in which families tailored their homes to their personal needs and preferences. Halls were designed in order to simultaneously support a variety of activities, including dining, music, and games, while closed porches allowed visitors to arrive fully protected from the country's harsh weather. These grand houses were arranged in accordance with their residents' daily procedures, demonstrating a distinction between public and private spaces, and even keeping in mind the roles and arrangements of the servants in their purposeful layouts. With careful consideration given to both the practicality of everyday routine and the occasional special event, this book illustrates how the lives and residential structures of these aristocrats were inextricably woven together. "--

An Irish Florilegium

Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland

Author: Wendy Walsh,Ruth Isabel Ross,E. Charles Nelson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500233634

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 3631

Wendy Walsh, following in the traditions of botanical artists from previous ages, has put her exceptional skills to marvellous effect in this beautiful collection of watercolour drawings. She has painted here a selection of the native and cultivated flora of Ireland, where she lives, chosen not only for their botanical interest or attractiveness but also because they happen to have an interesting history: Ireland has produced a surprising number of devoted and intrepid plant-hunters who played a significant part in the introduction into Europe of plants from remote places. Ruth Isabel Ross recounts the history of plant collecting and horticulture by the Irish since earliest times, and Dr Charles Nelson has written extensive notes on the individual plants. The main attraction of this book, however, remains the delicate and subtle watercolour drawings of Wendy Walsh, who works only from nature, painting the actual plants which are her subjects.

Making the Grand Figure

Lives and Possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770

Author: Toby Christopher Barnard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300103090

Category: History

Page: 497

View: 5530

"Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, even horses and dogs, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers. Displaying fresh evidence and unexpected perspectives, the book throws new light on Ireland during a formative period. Its discoveries, set within the context of the 'consumer revolution' gripping Europe and North America, allow Ireland for the first time to be integrated into discussions of the pleasures and pains of consumerism."--BOOK JACKET.


An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy

Author: Haydn Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500252062

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2258

A sumptuous survey of the fashion for art, architecture, and decorative arts that evoked or imitated Turkish culture and captivated eighteenth-century Europe

The Cocaine Diaries

A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare

Author: Jeff Farrell,Paul Keany

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780574231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1573

‘It won’t happen to me. That’s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did – I got caught.’ Caught smuggling half a million euros’ worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America . . . Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last.

North West Ulster

The Counties of London Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone

Author: Alistair Rowan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300096675

Category: Architecture

Page: 564

View: 1252

The remote, rugged, rough country of North West Ulster possesses buildings as varied as its landscape. This volume shows that from its earliest centuries survive monuments of the Celtic church, in particular the sculptured cross slabs, high crosses and round towers, and medieval tower houses.

God's Architect

Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain

Author: Rosemary Hill

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155751

Category: Architecture

Page: 617

View: 8361

God's Architect is the first modern biography of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), one of Britain's greatest architects. The author draws on thousands of unpublished letters and drawings to recreate Pugin's life and work as architect, propagandist, and Gothic designer, as well as the turbulent story of his three marriages, the bitterness of his last years, and his sudden death at forty. -- Inside cover.

The Gate Lodges of Munster

Author: J. A. K. Dean

Publisher: Wordwell Books

ISBN: 9780993351853

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 1294

Of the 10,000 or more gate lodges built over a 200-year period since the mid-eighteenth century in Ireland, half have been demolished, and many of those surviving are derelict. The author's research has revealed the gate lodge's extraordinary significance as a building type, particularly in Ireland but also in a world context. Despite displaying detailed architectural sophistication to rival the big house' to which it is a prelude, the gate lodge has received scant coverage in print. Hence this work is also an attempt to right that imbalance. There are descriptions of 2,775 gate lodges in the six counties and they are accompanied by 772 illustrations. Entries are numbered and listed county by county for ease of reference. The gazetteer is preceded by an extensive essay on the history of the gate lodge in Munster, and the book is fully indexed.

The Irish Country House

New, smaller format

Author: N.A

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: 9780865652828

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 9104

A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, 10 of which are explored in this charming book. Take a once-in-a-lifetime tour through these historical homes and castles--all still owned and lived in by the original families--furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slipcovered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, the lavish living rooms and bedrooms, print-lined hallways, and well-used mudrooms capture the distinctive personalities of their owners. Praise for The Irish Country House: "This book examines the houses and castles that have not only survived, but are also in the hands of their original families." - Design*Sponge

Cottages Ornés

The Charms of the Simple Life

Author: Roger White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300226775

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 8916

Tracing the history of cottages orn�s (ornamental cottages), this copiously illustrated volume offers an engaging survey of an often-overlooked architectural genre. An invention of mid-18th-century England, these cottages were designed to facilitate a more informal way of living and were built in different guises that range from royal and imperial cottages to the working-class lodges that still dot the English countryside. Analyzing cottage designs by some of the leading architects of late-Georgian England--including Robert Adam, John Soane, and John Nash--Roger White explores the aesthetic values that made the form so appealing. As he follows the development of cottages orn�s from the Celtic fringes to the Continent and the British colonies, White reveals the significant impact of the genre on social, cultural, and political history and examines the influence of cottage design on the architectural developments of the Victorian period and even the 20th century.


Author: Lisa Harding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848405974

Category: Human trafficking

Page: 308

View: 8144


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: 9038

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

Churchill and Ireland

Author: Paul Bew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191071498

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6340

Winston Churchill spent his early childhood in Ireland, had close Irish relatives, and was himself much involved in Irish political issues for a large part of his career. He took Ireland very seriously - and not only because of its significance in the Anglo-American relationship. Churchill, in fact, probably took Ireland more seriously than Ireland took Churchill. Yet, in the fifty years since Churchill's death, there has not been a single major book on his relationship to Ireland. It is the most neglected part of his legacy on both sides of the Irish Sea. Distinguished historian of Ireland Paul Bew now at long last puts this right. Churchill and Ireland tells the full story of Churchill's lifelong engagement with Ireland and the Irish, from his early years as a child in Dublin, through his central role in the Home Rule crisis of 1912-14 and in the war leading up to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, to his bitter disappointment at Irish neutrality in the Second World War and gradual rapprochement with his old enemy Eamon de Valera towards the end of his life. As this long overdue book reminds us, Churchill learnt his earliest rudimentary political lessons in Ireland. It was the first piece in the Churchill jigsaw and, in some respects, the last.

The Country House Library

Author: Mark Purcell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300227406

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 7650

Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this generously illustrated book presents a complete survey of British and Irish country house libraries. Replete with engaging anecdotes about owners and librarians, the book features fascinating information on acquisition bordering on obsession, the process of designing library architecture, and the care (and neglect) of collections. The author also disputes the notion that these libraries were merely for show, arguing that many of them were profoundly scholarly, assembled with meticulous care, and frequently used for intellectual pursuits. For those who love books and the libraries in which they are collected and stored, The Country House Library is an essential volume to own.

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: 3247

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.

Modern Dublin

Urban Change and the Irish Past, 1957-1973

Author: Erika Hanna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199680450

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 4271

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.