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The Story of a City
Dublin has taken many forms over the last millennium: first a Scandinavian settlement, linked by kinship to Norway; then a medieval town that formed part of a Norman sphere of influence across Western Europe. By the eighteenth century, it was a `polite' city of the British Empire, before gaining independence and developing into a bustling, modern European capital.
Merging archaeology with art, Stephen Conlin's beautifully crafted views recreate Dublin's most famous areas and buildings at key times in their development, such as Wood Quay in 1254, Parliament House circa 1760, O'Connell Street in 1945, and the Grand Canal Basin today. This wonderful imagery is complemented and enhanced by the vivid text of Peter Harbison, which moves through time to provide an entertaining history of Dublin, its people and its landmarks.
Also available as a signed, limited edition with slipcase and special cover design. ISBN 9781847179227.
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exciting ... the people of Dublin and their cityscape evolving through the ages are magically conjured within the pages of this book ... this is a splendid achievement which should have a place in every school in the capital, if not in every house, packed as it is with information presented in a thoughtfully designed and well-produced volume of the highest quality -- Irish Arts Review very attractive, beautifully illustrated book that brings a fresh approach to the well-known story of Ireland's capital, from its Viking origins, through the medieval city to the modern metropolis -- Books Ireland beautifully produced ... an extremely talented artist and an assiduous and talented scholar -- Irish Catholic Magazine illustrations and text complement each another in a harmonious whole which is a delight to the reader ... sumptuous ... a treasure of a book, a feast for the eye and the mind ... a book for all who love Dublin -- Dublin Historical Record, journal of the Old Dublin Society the reader can visualise the development of Dublin from its Viking origins to an imperial city ... thanks to Conlin's artwork -- Archaeology Ireland