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.

This volume addresses the most influential Victorian building in the city of Dublin and explores the new standard which it set in the use of Irish decorative stone, the employment of native craftsmen and the unprecedented eclecticism of its design. The geology, quarrying, building, carving and architectural design which created this spectacular structure are explored in a series of papers by established scholars and experts in the field. The book is richly illustrated in full colour to capture the sumptuous polychromy of the building and the profuse detail of its carved ornament.

Contributors: Paul Arnold (UCD), Leila Budd (ind.), Christine Casey (TCD), Louise Caulfield (TCD), Susan Galavan (U Leuven),  Tony Hand (ind.),  John Hussey (ind.), Edward McParland (TCD), Frederick O’Dwyer (ind.), Andrew Tierney (TCD), Patrick Wyse Jackson (TCD), Peter Wyse Jackson (Missouri Botanical Garden).

Christine Casey is professor in architectural history, Trinity College Dublin. Patrick Wyse Jackson is associate professor in geology and head of the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.