In the same expansive format as the highly successful Great Irish Houses and Castles, this book traces the development of Dublin's architectural and decorative styles up to the beginning of the 20th century. The city is renowned for its atmospheric Georgian terraces but until now very little has been seen of the beautiful interiors behind these orderly fa(;ades. Many of the great public buildings too, like the Custom House, have recently been cleaned or restored and are captured here in all their sparkling glory. With a text containing the latest research as well as entertaining anecdotes, this is a "grand tour".
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It has been the literary city of Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Brendan Behan. Revolution was waged in its streets by Tom Clarke, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera. And throughout its history it has been an anchor for its country through times of invasion, famine and national upheaval. Dublin's fair city remains one of the most unchanged in Europe, and this pictorial by O'Brien and Guinness (coauthors of Great Irish Houses and Castles) conveys the essence of its historical past. The city comes to life with nearly 300 color photographs-with many superb aerial shots-of such landmarks as Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, the Four Courts and the Customs House. The text catches the minutiae of the city with sections on public buildings, railroad stations, churches and gaols. An extraordinary book about an extraordinary city.
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Book Description Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297832247