Thanks to our friends at Cork University Press, Architonic is giving away five FREE COPIES of ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 23 September. Good luck!>>
This book is long overdue.
The first comprehensive collection of scholarly essays on 20th-century Irish design and visual culture, whose trajectory was inextricably bound up with the development of Ireland as an independent state, ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992’ takes an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the critical examination of how Irish modernity was shaped within, and communicated by, such creative discourses as architecture, advertising, currency, illustration, industrial design, print ephemera, public spectacle and theatre design.
Edited by Linda King and Elaine Sisson of the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire, the book has a pleasingly broad purview in terms of its objects of analysis, and includes discussions of the German-engineered, Irish-built Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme of the late 1920s, Aer Lingus tourist posters of the 1950s, and US department-store promotions of Irish design from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s.
Moreover, ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture’ is in itself a striking visual piece, thanks to its designer, leading Irish creative David Smith.
But don’t get all covetous. Enter our draw to win a copy. And if you’re not blessed with the luck of the Irish, buy one. That’s an official Architonic recommendation.
Linda King is a lecturer in Design History and Theory, and Visual Communication Design at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT). Elaine Sisson is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT) and is the author of Pearse’s Patriots: St Enda’s and the Cult of Boyhood (Cork University Press, 2004).
Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992
Linda King and Elaine Sisson (eds)
Cork University Press
234 x 156mm