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Description - Gothic Art in Ireland, 1169-1550 by Colum Hourihane

It will come as a surprise to many that a wealth of Gothic art and architecture can still be found in Ireland. This groundbreaking book examines for the first time the most westerly expression of Gothic-on the edge of Europe-and traces its development from the beginning of the thirteenth century to the Reformation. Colum Hourihane offers new insights into Gothic Irish art, and he presents a revised view of art in Ireland in the Middle Ages. Brought to Ireland by the Anglo-Normans and religious reform movements, the style was adopted and adapted locally, first appearing in monastic architecture and subsequently in the other arts. The book looks at what survives of Gothic art in Ireland, examines previously unknown material, and discusses such wide-ranging topics as the historiography of the style, its metalwork, iconography, and forms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300094350
ISBN-10: 0300094353
Format: Hardback
(275mm x 220mm x 19mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Colum Hourihane

Colum Hourihane is director, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University.