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Eileen Gray: The Private Painter

Adam, Peter
Irish-born designer Eileen Gray is widely known today as a pioneer of both Art Deco and Modernism. In a career spanning nearly 80 years she produced innovative designs for furniture, lighting, carpets, interiors and architecture. This book deals with his life and work.

Art and the National Dream: Search for Vernacular Expression in Turn-of-the-century Design (Art & Architecture)

Bowe, Nicola Gordon
Damaged cover, book is otherwise new.

Celtic Designs

Whether you are seeking inspiration for a new piece of work, researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project, Celtic Designs is a rich source of imagery, with beautiful illustrations on every page.

Vicereines of Ireland: Portraits of Forgotten Women

Campbell, Myles
By exploring previously unknown or rarely seen artworks by prominent Irish and British artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Vicereines of Ireland tells the untold story of the women who were the faces of the British administration in Ireland.

Seduced By The Smell Of Paint - Elizabeth Cope


Irish Intellectuals and Aesthetics: The Making of a Modern Art Collection

Herrero, Marta
This book offers a novel sociological approach to art collecting with a study of the practices involved in the making of the collection for the Irish Musem of Modern Art in Dublin. Drawing on the work of sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Pierre Bourdieu on intellectuals, it argues that art collecting can be theorised as a form of intellectual practice whereby art objects are assigned collecting value. The study is based on interviews with professionals in Dublin's art world, museum and gallery directors, curators, and in its historical context, it also explores the practices surrounding the creation of Dublin's first modern art collection for the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in 1908.

Chiefs of Staff: The Portrait Collection of the Irish Defence Forces

Hodson, Tom
Containing exclusive images of all of the official portraits of the Chiefs of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, this book is a rare addition to any library. Each portrait, from Michael Collins to Lieutenant General Dermot Earley, is accompanied by a biography of the Chief and a biography of the painter.