The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin

A model of Victorian craftsmanship

Christine Casey & Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, editors

Hardback €45.00
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-789-1
September 2019. 400pp; Hardback. Large Format, full colour.

“WHAT INSTANTLY STRIKES the reader of this magnificent volume is its attractive appearance. Between marbled end papers, each of the 400 pages of this book are a triumph of typesetting, illustration and design. Four Courts Press and designers Anú are to be congratulated for creating such a beautiful object. The variety of maps and photographs draw the reader in, and before consuming a single word, one is aware of the intricacies of the subject and the broad range of sources required to interpret the Museum Building’s meaning and significance ... Architects, architectural historians and conservators will all have to have this splendid book on the Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin, but I stress that it has so much to offer to the non-specialist as well. An important moment in Irish history is frozen in this architectural gem. The editors, contributors, illustrators, photographers designers and publisher have captured that moment. We are greatly in their debt.” Matthew Stout, Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2021

“… A magnificent essay collection … This new account of Trinity College Museum Building brings to the fore the effects of the industrial revolution, including the power of steam and railways, the impact of national and international economic policies and the role of significant British buildings in the development of Irish quarrying. The richly illustrated, well-organised and carefully cross-referenced nature of these complementary essays make this book a valuable addition to studies of Victorian architecture.” (Jeremy Musson, The Victorian, March 2021)

'It is only fitting that one of Dublin's - indeed Ireland's - most elegant buildings should finally be celebrated celebrated in a beautiful production ... It's a gorgeous hardback from Four Courts Press, which is greatly enhanced by marvellous recent photography by Raymond Keaveney, former director of the National Gallery of Ireland.' Joe Culley, History Ireland, (March/April, 2020).