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Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950.

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Product description

Interest in vernacular furniture has grown tremendously during the past decade. This book is comprehensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings and paintings, the vast majority of which have never before been published. It not only explains the origins, distribution and survival of many ancient designs, but also provides a broader picture of cultural links through their transmission abroad, relating Irish furniture to designs in Europe, the United States and Australia. Kinmonth explains how traditional housing, shortage of timber and a surprising variety of woodworkers combined to influence the design of furniture in Ireland, showing in separate typological chapters how chairs, dressers, tables, beds and settles evolved and varied regionally according to local needs. As a result, this book also serves as a cultural history of Ireland: it will broaden people's understanding of how the Irish lived in their cottages and farms, and demonstrates the ingenuity of Irish rural craftspeople in the face of great poverty through the ages. Yale University Press 1993. Hardback book in very good/as new condition in a similar unclipped dust jacket. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library

Item details

Added value:
Very good unclipped dust jacket.
Author(s):
Claudia Kinmonth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27x22.5cms.
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300055749
ISBN-13:
9780300055740
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950.

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Interest in vernacular furniture has grown tremendously during the past decade. This book is comprehensively illustrated with photographs, line drawings and paintings, the vast majority of which have never before been published. It not only explains the origins, distribution and survival of many ancient designs, but also provides a broader picture of cultural links through their transmission abroad, relating Irish furniture to designs in Europe, the United States and Australia. Kinmonth explains how traditional housing, shortage of timber and a surprising variety of woodworkers combined to influence the design of furniture in Ireland, showing in separate typological chapters how chairs, dressers, tables, beds and settles evolved and varied regionally according to local needs. As a result, this book also serves as a cultural history of Ireland: it will broaden people's understanding of how the Irish lived in their cottages and farms, and demonstrates the ingenuity of Irish rural craftspeople in the face of great poverty through the ages. Yale University Press 1993. Hardback book in very good/as new condition in a similar unclipped dust jacket. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library

Added value:
Very good unclipped dust jacket.
Author(s):
Claudia Kinmonth
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
27x22.5cms.
Edition:
1993
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300055749
ISBN-13:
9780300055740
Number of pages:
249
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950.

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