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Abandoned Mansions of Ireland

By Tarquin Blake


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From the mid-eighteenth century Irish country houses flourished. But factors such as the Great Famine, land reforms, the increasing expense of maintenance and the IRA targeting the houses during the War of Independence took their toll. Gradually, the houses sank into decay. In 2008 Tarquin Blake found his first abandoned ‘Big House’ and so began exploring the lost architecture of Ireland. This period of stunning architecture and elegance is evoked in high-definition photography, providing a glimpse into what were once some of Ireland's most distinguished homes.

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2016
  • Dimensions: 277 x 219 mm
  • Number of pages: 348
  • ISBN: 9781848892781
  • Illustrations note: Colour photos, B&W photos,
Beautifully produced book, full of high quality photos.
Handsome volume.
Visually exciting.
For anyone with an interest in ruins of the past and present, Abandoned Mansions of Ireland should prove to be an endlessly fascinating coffee table work.
Hauntingly beautiful pictures - are accompanied by fascinating historical information.
Elegiac and beautiful book.

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