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A Concise History of Irish Art – Bruce Arnold (1977)

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A very nice copy, clean and bright. Revised Edition, 1977. 179 Illustrations, 20 in colour. Age-toned edges. Slight shelf wear on covers. No markings or inscriptions. Very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # TSB3116

Title: A Concise History of Irish Art

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

ISBN 10: 050020148X / ISBN 13: 9780500201480


An historical review of Irish art brings into view the many gifted artists who have been linked to foreign traditions.

Irish art of the early Christian era is justly celebrated. So, too, are the individual contributions of artists such as Jack B. Yeats. What is perhaps less widely accepted is the existence of a continuing and developing tradition of Irish art from the earliest times to the present day. Bruce Arnold traces the complex evolution of Irish art through three millennia, showing how it has drawn on Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Mediterranean and other diverse sources. As the story unfolds, Arnold repatriates Irish artists who are frequently regarded as ‘English’―including William Mulready, Daniel Maclise and James Barry―and shows how Irish painting and sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork and architecture together form a rich and distinctive cultural heritage. 179 illustrations, 20 in color