Ireland and the Picturesque: Design, Landscape Painting and Tourism, 1700-1840

Ireland and the Picturesque: Design, Landscape Painting and Tourism, 1700-1840

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Hardcover, Yale University Press, 2013, ISBN13 9780300185386, ISBN10 0300185383
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That Ireland is picturesque is a well-worn cliche, but little is understood of how this perception was created, painted, and manipulated during the long 18th century. This book positions Ireland at the core of the picturesque's development and argues for a far greater degree of Irish influence on the course of European landscape theory and design. Positioned off-axis from the greater force-field, and off-shore from mainland Europe and America, where better to cultivate the oblique perspective? This book charts the creation of picturesque Ireland, while exploring in detail the role and reach of landscape painting in the planning, publishing, landscaping and design of Ireland's historic landscapes, towns, and tourist routes. Thus it is also a history of the physical shaping of Ireland as a tourist destination, one of the earliest, most calculated, and most successful in the world.

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Number of Pages: 229
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: O'Kane, Finola
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780300185386
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.25 x 11.50 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0300185383
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