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Ireland :crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840 /edited by William Laffan and Christopher Monkhouse ; with the assistance of Leslie Fitzpatrick ; with contributions by Toby Barnard [and 14 others].

Collection Type
Art Institute of Chicago,
Barnard, T. C. (Toby Christopher), contributor.
Fitzpatrick, Leslie, editor.
Laffan, William, editor.
Monkhouse, Christopher P., editor.
Introduction: Colonial Ireland: Artistic crossroads / William Laffan -- Portraits and pantheons / William Laffan -- Dublin: Capital of Ireland, second city of the British Empire / Toby Barnard -- Ireland: A new geographical pastime? / Finola O'kane -- The realm of the Irish country house / Kevin V. Mulligan -- Ireland's "Wild Harp": A contested symbol / Tom Dunne -- Part Two: The Arts of Ireland -- Made in Ireland: Productino, patriotism, and prowess / Toby Barnard -- Regarding Irish eighteenth-century artists: Comment, culture, and community / Brendan Rooney -- A particular passion for pastel / Suzanne Folds McCullagh -- Out from darkness: The Irish Mezzotint comes of age / Martha Tedeschi -- Jewels above all prize: Portrait miniatures on Enamel and Ivory / Paul Caffrey -- Irish furniture -- A Sterling trade: Making and selling silver in Ireland / Alison Fitzgerald -- "Burned with...Turf': The Unique charm of Iirsh ceramics / Peter Francis -- The enduring myths of Irish Glass / Peter Francis -- Dressing Irish: Textiles in Ireland / Toby Barnard -- Irish Bookbinding / Philip Maddock -- Early musical instrument making in Ireland / Darcy Kuronen -- CODA: The Quest for Ireland's Art in North America / Christpher Monkhose.
First edition.
"This groundbreaking book captures a period in Ireland's history when countless foreign architects, artisans, and artists worked side by side with their native counterparts, forging a uniquely Irish style. Nearly all of the works within this remarkable volume--many of them never published before--have been drawn from North American collections. This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition to celebrate the Irish as artists, collectors, and patrons during a period known to scholars as the long 18th century. Featuring the work of a wide range of artists--known and unknown--and a diverse array of media, the catalogue also includes an impressive assembly of essays by a pre-eminent group of international experts working on the art and cultural history of Ireland. Major essays discuss the subjects of the Irish landscape and tourism, Irish country houses, and Dublin's role as a center of culture and commerce. Also included are numerous shorter essays covering a full spectrum of topics and artworks, including bookbinding, ceramics, furniture, glass, mezzotints, miniatures, musical instruments, pastels, silver, and textiles. "--Provided by publisher.
288 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Illustrated end-papers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-273) and index.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title organized by and presented at the Art Institute of Chicago, March 17-June 7, 2015.
Call Number
Coll. N6787.I74 2015
Descriptive terms
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General.
ART / European.
Art, Irish 18th century
Art, Irish.
Civilization 18th century
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland.
HISTORY / Social History.
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