Decorative Plasterwork in Ireland and Europe


Christine Casey & Conor Lucey

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2012, Publisher: Four Courts Press,                                                                                       266 pages

Sumptuous plasterwork ornament is a celebrated and distinctive feature of Ireland’s 18th-century domestic architecture. Migrant craftsmen brought the modelling skills and decorative forms of European plasterwork and influenced the emergence of a prolific and idiosyncratic local production. In this volume, specialists from Ireland, Britain and Europe explore early modern decoration from a range of perspectives that include formal analysis, discussion of technique and workshop practices, and documentation of the social and economic life of artisans.

Contributors: Alastair Laing (National Trust), Claire Gapper (Courtauld Institute of Art), Ian Constantinides, Andrea Spiriti (Insubria U, Varese-Como), Martin Krummholz (U České Budějovice), Barbara Rinn (Freies Institute), Christine Casey (TCD), Wijnand Freling, Joseph McDonnell, Richard Ireland, Conor Lucey (UCD), James Coghill (TCD), Alistair Rowan (UCD).

Christine Casey is Associate Professor in architectural history in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Trinity College Dublin.Conor Lucey is an architectural historian and an associate member of the Humanities Institute at University College Dublin.