This innovative urban history of Dublin explores the symbols and spaces of the Irish capital between the Restoration in 1660 and the advent of neoclassical public architecture in the 1770s. The meanings ascribed to statues, churches, houses, and public buildings are traced in detail, using a wide range of visual and written sources.
About the Author
ROBIN USHERAuthor of Dawson, Molesworth, & Kildare Streets (Dublin, 2008), and a variety of articles and book chapters on early-modern urban iconography. He is also a contributor to the Royal Irish Academy's forthcoming series, Art and Architecture of Ireland, scheduled for publication by Yale University Press in 2014.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Court and City in Restoration Dublin Churches and Cathedrals Public Sculpture after 1700 Architectures of Authority in the Eighteenth Century The Dublin House Conclusion Notes Index