Jack B. Yeats

Old and new departures


Yvonne Scott, editor

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-021-2
August 2008. 160pp; colour ills.

'[T]he book is refreshingly aggressive, a real attempt to address problems that exist in Yeats’s art and in our changing judgement about him. Collective endorsement of what he did, coupled with a view that he was something exceptionally wonderful, with no pictures falling outside this comprehensive adulation, is a view from the past. It no longer holds. Any analyses of him today, both within the focus on his own art exclusively and also in the context of Irish art more widely viewed, presents a different picture altogether. The book helps this', Bruce Arnold, Irish Independent.

‘As befits an artist like Jack B. Yeats, this is a very attractive and handsomely printed book with its fine black and white illustrations and a representative selection of colour plates. The book itself is a critical reassessment of the artist and his place in Irish culture’, Books Ireland (April 2008).