Dublin: The City Within the Grand and Royal Canals and the Circular Road with the Phoenix Park

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Travel - 756 pages
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In this uniquely comprehensive guide to the buildings of central Dublin, the city's churches, public buildings, and streets are described for every district in lively detail. The entire area within the canals is covered as well, along with the Phoenix Park. Illustrations include numerous maps, plans, and new color photographs.
Dublin's grand eighteenth-century set-pieces--Custom House, Four Courts, Bank of Ireland--are offset by a graceful Georgian cityscape, much of which remains intact. Rich and varied house interiors are also treated in full, many for the first time. The book features civic and commercial Victorian architecture, post-war buildings, and the buildings of a new generation of Irish architects. Two fine Gothic cathedrals remain from the medieval city, the full history of which is traced in an introduction to the volume.
For all who share an interest in the fabric of Dublin--architect or historian, tourist or armchair traveller--this is the essential work.
 

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Contents

THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF DUBLIN
10
MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURE
19
PUBLIC BUILDINGS 17001760
26
DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE 17001830
32
PLASTERWORK AND PAINTED DECORATION
39
PUBLIC BUILDINGS 17601820
47
RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS 18o0I920
53
MONUMENTS AND SCULPTURE C 16001914
59
THE PHOENIX PARK
287
SOUTH
313
COLLEGE GREEN
377
TEMPLE BAR
425
SOUTH LOTTS
447
ST STEPHENS GREEN AND ENVIRONS
465
PEMBROKE ESTATE
555
THE LIBERTIES AND ENVIRONS
597

DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE 18301920
70
ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1950
76
NORTH
83
GARDINER ESTATE AND ENVIRONS
115
OXMANTOWN
235
PHIBSBOROUGH
273
ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM AND ENVIRONS
673
LIFFEY BRIDGES
691
GLOSSARY
699
INDEX OF ARTISTS ARCHITECTS PATRONS
721
INDEX OF STREETS BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS
739
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Christine Casey is a lecturer in the History of Art Department, University College Dublin.

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