By Robert O'Byrne
Produced to celebrate the first fifty years of the Irish Georgian Society, this sumptuously illustrated volume recounts the Society’s beginnings in 1958 and the success it has since achieved through its dedication to the preservation of Ireland’s historic buildings. Founded by the Hon. Desmond Guinness and his wife, the late Mariga, the Irish Georgian Society was set up to campaign against the destruction of Ireland’s Georgian heritage, houses and streetscapes, and to promote what was then an under-appreciated aspect of Ireland’s architectural history and its cultural identity.
"...undoubtedly the most important book dealing with the conservation of the built heritage that has been published in Ireland."
- Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin.
This meticulously researched book, with its wealth of archival imagery and colour photographs, is an important record of the Society’s dramatic history and achievements, and a testimonial to a rich past that was so nearly lost.
The book includes notes, a bibliography, an index and there are several appendices.
Format: 250mm x 310mm
264 pages, Hardback with dust jacket, thread sewn.