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Romantic Irish Homes
     

Romantic Irish Homes

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by Robert O'Byrne
 

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Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently gray, cold, and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which color and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the

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Quixotic, often whimsical and definitely quirky, they provide a sanctuary from the Irish climate, which is frequently gray, cold, and damp. No wonder, therefore, that over the centuries Ireland's domestic architecture and interior design have developed a distinctive personality in which color and vivacity are highly prized. Romantic Irish Homes presents 15 of the finest examples of these traits, each one of them distinctive and yet sharing the same native spirit. From vast ancient castles through sturdy Georgian manors to small farmhouses, the majority of them never previously photographed, the homes featured here offer a unique insight into the Irish temperament and an exploration of a style of decoration that, while adapted to meet 21st-century demands, still retains an historic integrity. Photographed by Simon Brown, Romantic Irish Homes is every bit as charming and memorable as the Irish people themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908862907
Publisher:
Ryland Peters & Small
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
899,074
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert O’Byrne is one of Ireland’s best-known writers on architecture, fine art and design. A former journalist with the Irish Times, he has written extensively on the country’s historic houses and their decoration. Among his previous books are Romantic English Homes, Luggala Days and The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman (also published by CICO Books).

The author is based in County Meath, Ireland.

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Romantic Irish Homes 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sherrmit More than 1 year ago
The only thing I didn't like was that there weren't more homes featured.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The photography is glorious, the houses are wonderful, and the reading is a delight. I do love houses, house books, house history and COLOR, and this book satisfies on all those counts. It's very inspiring and a permanant library addition for me.
DisappointedReader43 More than 1 year ago
There are indeed many beautiful romantic old stately homes in Ireland, but they are not represented in this book.