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School of Creative Arts at IADT publish - Ireland, Design and Visual : Negotiating Modernity, 1922-1992.
The School of Creative Arts at IADT and Cork University Press, have just published Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity, 1922-1992.
Edited by Linda King and Elaine Sisson it is the first comprehensive collection of essays on Irish design and visual culture which draws from interdisciplinary fields to address design history as an emergent field in Irish Studies. This volume explores the contribution of the visual to expanding Irish cultural history and contextualises Irish modernity within an international context.
The essays, written from different disciplinary and academic perspectives, explore the tensions inherent in the visualisation of the emergent State from the 1920s through to the early 1990s. It examines the shaping of Irish modernity within such visual discourses as architecture, advertising, currency, engineering, illustration, industrial design, print ephemera, public spectacle and theatre design, and suggests that Irish society was more open to European and American visual and cultural influence than has previously been considered. The volume is richly illustrated in, mostly, full colour and was designed by David Smith (AGI), course leader on the BA (Hons) Visual Communication Design, IADT.
Contributors include: Linda King, Elaine Sisson, Maeve Connolly (IADT); Luke Gibbons (Maynooth); Sorcha O’Brien (University of Brighton); Anna Moran, Ciaran Swan, Paul Caffrey (NCAD); Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame); Michael Flanagan (independent scholar); Mike Cronin (Boston College); Ellen Rowley (TCD); Mary Ann Bolger (DIT).
For information on ordering see: http://corkuniversitypress.com.