Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
An Insular Rococco: Architecture, Politics and Society in Ireland and England, 1710 - 1770 (Hardback)
  • An Insular Rococco: Architecture, Politics and Society in Ireland and England, 1710 - 1770 (Hardback)
zoom

An Insular Rococco: Architecture, Politics and Society in Ireland and England, 1710 - 1770 (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£45.00
Hardback 324 Pages / Published: 05/10/1999
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Between the years 1710-1770, the inventive, ornate Rococo style should, in the natural course of events, have been Britain's prevailing decorative style. This text describes and explains its oddly frustrated course in England and its brilliant flourishes in Ireland. The authors controversially claim that Ireland, more sophisticated in the technical education of its craftsmen and artists, not only devised its own subtle "insular" Rococo, but exported this mode successfully in a gesture of cultural colonialism to the West of England. This text challenges the sacred cows of the English Georgians with reverence for correct forms, and it will oblige Ireland to rethink the faked historic priorities by which it has tried to live since 1922. Ireland was, far more effectively than England, a part of the European consensus of Rococo living. This fact should encourage debate, not only in Dublin and Belfast, but in Boston, New York and the Irish American communities caught up in the Celtic myth.

Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890443
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 1235 g
Dimensions: 255 x 203 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`fill[s] in a huge number of blanks for both lay and scholarly readers' - Architects' Journal `a lively, well-illustrated account'-Building Design

You may also be interested in...

On Photography
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
The Destruction of Memory
Added to basket
Frida Kahlo
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
Fashion
Added to basket
£14.95
Paperback
The Suit
Added to basket
£18.00
Hardback
Towards a Philosophy of Photography
Added to basket
Birch
Added to basket
£16.00
Hardback
The Space Within
Added to basket
The Last of the Light
Added to basket
Future Cities
Added to basket
£18.00
Hardback
Blaise Pascal
Added to basket
£15.95
Hardback
Coco Chanel
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
When Artists Curate
Added to basket
£17.95
Paperback
Sunflowers
Added to basket
£16.00
Hardback
The Modern Art Cookbook
Added to basket
Image on the Edge
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.