Download or read book Dublin s Bourgeois Homes written by Susan Galavan and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-28 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1859, Dubliners strolling along country roads witnessed something new emerging from the green fields. The Victorian house had arrived: wide red brick structures stood back behind manicured front lawns. Over the next forty years, an estimated 35,000 of these homes were constructed in the fields surrounding the city. The most elaborate were built for Dublin’s upper middle classes, distinguished by their granite staircases and decorative entrances. Today, they are some of the Irish capital’s most highly valued structures, and are protected under strict conservation laws. Dublin’s Bourgeois Homes is the first in-depth analysis of the city’s upper middle-class houses. Focusing on the work of three entrepreneurial developers, Susan Galavan follows in their footsteps as they speculated in house building: signing leases, acquiring plots and sourcing bricks and mortar. She analyses a select range of homes in three different districts: Ballsbridge, Rathgar and Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), exploring their architectural characteristics: from external form to plan type, and detailing of materials. Using measured surveys, photographs, and contemporary drawings and maps, she shows how house design evolved over time, as bay windows pushed through façades and new lines of coloured brick were introduced. Taking the reader behind the façades into the interiors, she shows how domestic space reflected the lifestyle and aspirations of the Victorian middle classes. This analysis of the planning, design and execution of Dublin’s bourgeois homes is an original contribution to the history of an important city in the British Empire.
Download or read book The Dublin review written by and published by . This book was released on 1860 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book A Short History of Dublin written by Richard Killeen and published by Gill & Macmillan Ltd. This book was released on 2010-03-19 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore Dublin's hidden history, from the age of the Vikings to the present day, with this bestselling short history of the city. It's the perfect tour companion. Dublin started as a Viking trading settlement in the middle of the tenth century. Location was the key, as it commanded the shortest crossing to a major port in Britain. By the time the Normans arrived in Ireland in the twelfth century, this was crucial: Dublin maintained the best communications between the English crown and its new lordship in Ireland. The city first developed on the rising ground south of the river where Christ Church now is and the English established their principal citadel, Dublin Castle, in this area. Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, the city's importance was entirely ecclesiastical and strategic. It was not a centre of learning, or fashion or commerce. The foundation of Trinity College in 1592 was a landmark event but the city did not really develop until the long peace of the eighteenth century. Then the series of fine, wide Georgian streets and noble public buildings that are Dublin's greatest boast were built. A semi-autonomous parliament of the Anglo-Irish elite provided a focus for social life and the city flourished. The Act of Union of 1800 saw Ireland become a full part of the metropolitan British state, a situation not reversed until 1922. The Union years saw Dublin decline. Fine old houses were gradually abandoned by the aristocracy and became hideous tenement warrens. The city missed out on the Industrial Revolution. By the time Joyce immortalised it, it had become 'the centre of paralysis' in his famous phrase. Independence restored some of its natural function but there was still much poverty and shabbiness. The 1960s boom proved to be a false dawn. Only since the 1990s has there been real evidence of a city reinventing and revitalising itself.
Download or read book Modern Dublin written by Erika Hanna and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern Dublin provides a new history of the capital of Ireland during the 1960s. Through a series of case studies, it examines how an aging eighteenth-century city was rapidly transformed by speculative office construction and suburban development, and explores how this impacted on the lives of the city's ordinary inhabitants. It tracks how the initial excitement which surrounded this process slowly turned to disillusionment asthe decade progressed: exploring the development of a popular movement to oppose these urban changes, composed of architects, students, housing protestors, and gentrifiers. The volume adds to the literature on European post-warurban development and throws new light on the popular reception of broader processes of social and economic modernization in 1960s Ireland.
Download or read book Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society written by and published by . This book was released on 1851 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Father Browne s Dublin written by E E O'Donnell and published by Messenger Publications. This book was released on 2021-04-01 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection by renowned photographer, Francis Browne SJ, portays both the photographer's vision and the city's energy as it changes during the first half of the twentieth century. Father Browne focuses on the people of Dublin, at work, at play and watching the world go by. This is a city of children, window shoppers, churchgoers, canals, bridges, trams and trains. Grand houses and tenements, middle classes and poor, industry and hospitals, all catch the photographer's eye. Father Browne's Dublin is a treasure of images, a collection of outstanding photographs, full of wisdom, humour, nostalgia, artistry, information and record. Both Dubliners and the many, many visitors to Ireland's capital city will find here a collection that brings the Dublin of the last century back to life.
Download or read book The History of the County of Dublin written by John D'Alton and published by . This book was released on 1838 with total page 943 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Out of Dublin written by Ethel Rohan and published by Shebooks. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Out of Dublin, a survivor’s captivating story of loss, abuse, and resilience, is a stunning short memoir told with startling honesty and vulnerability. Perhaps what’s most arresting about this work, above its unique voice, above its call to end silence, is the depth of its author’s capacity for compassion, love, and forgiveness.
Download or read book Dublin Folk Tales written by Brendan Nolan and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2011-11-30 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you heard the story of ‘Bang Bang’ Dudley, who roamed the streets of Dublin shooting anyone who caught his eye? Or of ‘Lugs’ Brannigan, the city’s most famous detective? Do you know who the real Molly Malone was, or the story of Marsh’s Library, or how the devil himself came to the Hellfire Club? These and many more accounts of Dubliners and Dublin City fill this book, as told by Brendan Nolan, a professional storyteller who has been recording these tales for decades. These are the stories of real Dublin, the stories that are passed from generation to generation and which give this city its unique character. To know Dublin is to know these characters, these stories, and the legends which have grown up around them.
Download or read book The Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science written by and published by . This book was released on 1858 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Memoirs of Jonathan Swift D D Dean of St Patrick s Dublin written by Walter Scott and published by . This book was released on 1826 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Dublin Docklands Reinvented written by Niamh Moore and published by Four Courts PressLtd. This book was released on 2008 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last twenty years, the redevelopment of the docklands has radically altered the physical fabric and social structure of a large part of Dublin City both north and south of the river. What has happened in the city is not entirely unique and has many international parallels in places like New York, London and Sydney. This book sets out to examine how global urban influences have interacted with local processes to transform a former marginal part of Dublin city into an economically successful and vibrant urban quarter. It offers an up-to-date and detailed account of the changes that have taken place and highlights some of the difficulties encountered by a number of agencies along the way, including the controversy over the redevelopment of Spencer Dock, the problems of contamination at the Grand Canal Dock and the future challenges of regenerating the Poolbeg Peninsula. The book places significant emphasis on the politics of redevelopment and the role of particular individuals in re-shaping this urban district.