The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle: An Architectural History; Myles Campbell & William Derham
This book of essays is the first to deal exclusively with the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle; an important building that played a central role in the spiritual, social and political life of Ireland before and after independence. A captivating confection of plaster ornament, carved wood and jewel-like glass, the Chapel Royal crystalized the pretentions of the British administration at the dawn of the nineteenth century. From the pomp of the viceregal court to the piety of the new Irish State, its architecture has evolved to reflect the changing face of the nation. Based largely on new archival research by a variety of scholars, and lavishly illustrated, this book shines a light on that fascinating and at times, surprisingly, evolution.
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