Irish artists and writers have played a fascinating role in the story of modernism, and The Moderns traces this by bringing together exceptional examples of painting and sculpture, photography, film, architecture, literature, music and design, of Irish significance, in an exploration of the development of modern Ireland through its arts in the period from the 1900s to 1970s. Its broad interdisciplinary context proceeds from the recognition that art forms are not mutually exclusive and that the understanding of one may inform another. 596 pages; 647 illustrations, including 508 in colour.
Contributors: Bruce Arnold, Brian Cass, Theo Dorgan, Aidan Dunne, Luke Gibbons, Enrique Juncosa, Christina Kennedy, David Lloyd, Robert O’Byrne, Ellen Rowley
Year of Publication: 2011