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A Free Spirit: Irish Art 1860-1960

By: McConkey, Kenneth

Price: $15.64

Publisher: England, Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd: 1990

Edition: Reprint; Reprint

Seller ID: 004550

ISBN: 1851491279

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


This beautiful book is bound in deep blue cloth with gold lettering on the front and spine, and a beautiful painting on the endpapers. The jacket has minor shelfwear (slight bending) at the top and bottom. The period this book covers was a key century in the history of Irish art due to a growing demand for independence in Ireland in the late 19th century. While artists were creating a new national imagery, Irish literature was coming from W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. The first part of this book is an introduction tracing the influences and trends affecting young Ir... View more info