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Published by Royal Irish Academy

May 2015

ISBN: 9781908996671

Art and Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative and fully illustrated survey encompassing the period from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century. This complete five volume set explores all aspects of Irish art – from high crosses to installation art, from illuminated manuscripts to Georgian houses and Modernist churches, from tapestries and sculptures to oil paintings, photographs and video art. This monumental project provides new insights into every facet of the strength, depth and variety of Ireland’s artistic and architectural heritage.

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About the authors

Rachel Moss

Rachel Moss is Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin and President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (2013–17). She has published numerous articles on medieval art and architecture and has edited books including Making and Meaning in Insular Art (Dublin, 2007) and Art and Devotion in Late Medieval Ireland (Dublin, 2006).

Nicola Figgis

Nicola Figgis is a lecturer at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin, specialising in seventeenth–nineteenth century Irish painting and aspects of the Grand Tour. She is co-author, with Brendan Rooney, of Irish Paintings in the National Gallery of Ireland, volume i (2002).

Paula Murphy

Paula Murphy is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin, where she lectures in Art History, specialising in art of the modern period. She has a particular interest in sculpture and has published widely on Irish sculpture, notably Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed, published by Yale University Press in 2010.

Rolf Loeber

Rolf Loeber holds professorships at the University of Pittsburgh, where he oversees research on the causes of crime as well as mental health problems in young people. He has published extensively on Irish architecture, the history of fiction as well as social, economic and plantation history.

John Montague

Livia Hurley

Livia Hurley is an architect and architectural historian working in private practice in Dublin. Her research interests include urban history and the study of industrial sites and monuments.

Ellen Rowley

Ellen Rowley is an architectural historian, researching twentieth-century architecture in Ireland and beyond. She has written extensively on architectural modernism and edited a collection of Irish architectural writing: i.e. Patterns of Thought (2012). She is a research fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

Catherine Marshall

Catherine Marshall is an art historian, curator and critical writer. She was adviser to the Arts Council's Touring Experiment and she was appointed as first head of collections at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1995.

Peter Murray