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Ireland and the Picturesque: Design, Landscape Painting, and Tourism, 1700-1840 (Hardback)

Finola O Kane

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ISBN 10: 0300185383 / ISBN 13: 9780300185386
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. That Ireland is picturesque is a well-worn cliche, but little is understood of how this perception was created, painted, and manipulated during the long 18th century. This book positions Ireland at the core of the picturesque s development and argues for a far greater degree of Irish influence on the course of European landscape theory and design. Positioned off-axis from the greater force-field, and off-shore from mainland Europe and America, where better to cultivate the oblique perspective? This book charts the creation of picturesque Ireland, while exploring in detail the role and reach of landscape painting in the planning, publishing, landscaping and design of Ireland s historic landscapes, towns, and tourist routes. Thus it is also a history of the physical shaping of Ireland as a tourist destination, one of the earliest, most calculated, and most successful in the world. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300185386

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Titre : Ireland and the Picturesque: Design, ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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That Ireland is picturesque is a well-worn cliché, but little is understood of how this perception was created, painted, and manipulated during the long 18th century. This book positions Ireland at the core of the picturesque's development and argues for a far greater degree of Irish influence on the course of European landscape theory and design. Positioned off-axis from the greater force-field, and off-shore from mainland Europe and America, where better to cultivate the oblique perspective? This book charts the creation of picturesque Ireland, while exploring in detail the role and reach of landscape painting in the planning, publishing, landscaping and design of Ireland's historic landscapes, towns, and tourist routes. Thus it is also a history of the physical shaping of Ireland as a tourist destination, one of the earliest, most calculated, and most successful in the world.

About the Author:

Finola O’Kane is lecturer in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin.

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