Irish Georgian by Herbert Ypma soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998, Paperback.
First in this, paperback, edition. Contains: Colour photographs;
From the cover: During the late eighteenth century, the landed gentry of Ireland spearheaded the founding of a considerable Irish industry, dedicated to beauty in architecture, design and decoration. In all disciplines of style, Ireland set extraordinary standards and achieved many world firsts, including the first public building in the Neo-Palladian style; marvellously decorated copper-plate-printed fabric; silver and cut crystal; and the perfection of the mezzotint technique. Less pretentious than their English counterparts, Irish Georgian houses distinguish themselves not just by their wild and wonderful settings and inspiring classicism, but also by an extraordinary quality of workmanship.
Irish Georgian explores the simplicity, symmetry and unaffected elegance of the classical revival pervading the architecture of this era, celebrating its powerful appeal and renewed interest today. From grand country manors, genteel townhouses and graceful villas to simple rural cottages, Ypmas investigation, along with photographs by Barbara and Rene Stoeltie, examines the inspirational houses, great and small, renovated by people such as Desmond and Mariga Guinness, Timothy Hennessy, and even the Stoelties themselves.
Irish Georgian will provide architects, designers, and those with an interest in the decorative arts with an illuminating look at a magnificent cultural legacy.
157 pages. Bibliography. 11¾” x 9″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Architecture catalogue?