In his latest book, Tarquin Blake takes us on a tour of Anglo-Norman fortresses, medieval towers, fortified houses and the neo-Gothic piles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The castles (including lesser-known gems and luxury hotels) are captured in atmospheric photos and brought to life through the true stories of the families.
Two Dubliners, next-door neighbours from Finglas, investigate and respond to their native city. Browne with his brushes, paints, and colour pigments, and Ó Coigligh with his pen, and his haiku poems each with a 17 syllable pattern (5+7+5). Two languages, Irish and English. Words and water-colours complementing each other. Inner-city streets, alleyways, tired shop façades, walls and many windows. What lies behind them? In most of the paintings, these urban spaces are infused by sunlight. Browne and Ó Coigligh invite us to look into this ‘haunted ink bottle’ full of sadness and light. The book features 28 paintings and essays by Maebh O'Regan and Ciarán Ó Coigligh.
The picturesque, white-washed thatched cottage is an iconic emblem of Ireland and beautiful examples of this still-living craft can be found all over the island today. This beautiful new book is a celebration of the enduring beauty and wonder of Irish thatch. With full colour photographs throughout.
The grandest and formerly the most fashionable Georgian street in Dublin, Henrietta Street on the city's north side hosts some of the finest urban mansions of any city in these islands. An ideal gift for anyone with an interest in Georgian Dublin.
Bungalow Bliss, first published in 1971, radically transformed housing in Ireland. Now, for the first time, author and structural engineer Adrian Duncan looks at the cultural impact that Bungalow Bliss and the accessible bungalow design had on the housing market, the Irish landscape, and on the individual families who made these bungalows their homes.