Portraits of the city

Dublin and the wider world

Gillian O'Brien & Finola O'Kane, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-346-6
October 2012. 280pp; large format, colour ills.

The book places Dublin at the centre of a discussion about the significance of the historic urban landscape. Bringing together experts in art history, architectural history, urban studies, literature and geography, this multidisciplinary collection examines key issues that affect cities across the world. It combines detailed studies of often-neglected aspects of Dublin’s past with case studies of Boston, Baghdad, London, Chicago, New York, Birmingham AL, Lisbon and Jerusalem. This thought-provoking collection frames the debates that will determine the way in which cities perceive, commemorate, preserve, conserve or destroy their historic urban landscapes.

Contributors: M. Christine Boyer (Princeton U), Jeffrey A. Cohen (Bryn Mawr College), Joana Cunha Leal (U Nova de Lisboa), Stephen Daniels (U Nottingham), Francis Dodsworth (Open U), Jeffrey S. Gurock (Yeshiva U), Jukka Jokilehto (ICOMOS), Loughlin Kealy (UCD), Merlo Kelly (UCD), Conor Lucey (UCD), Samanatha L. Martin-McAuliffe (UCD), Augustina Martire (QUB), Martha J. McNamara (Wellesley College), Naomi Miller (Boston U), Keith N. Morgan (Boston U), Gillian O'Brien (Liverpool John Moores U), Finola O'Kane (UCD), Ellen Skerrett (ind.), Dell Upton (UCLA).

Gillian O’Brien is senior lecturer in history at Liverpool John Moores University. Finola O’Kane is a lecturer in architecture and conservation at the School of Architecture, University College Dublin. Together they edited Georgian Dublin (Dublin, 2008).