24.08.2020, 12:00 P.M.
This talk forms part of Dublin City Council and the Irish Georgian Society's Celebrating Dublin’s Built Heritage, a series of talks to mark National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)
St. Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4: a heritage exploration with Alistair Rowan
St. Bartholomew’s Church in Dublin is - architecturally - one of the richest and most elaborately decorated Victorian buildings in Ireland. This talk offers an introduction to the architecture, stained glass and painted decoration of the building and touches briefly on the stories of the people who created them. The interior architecture is illustrated in a series of quite remarkable images captured brilliantly by Andrew Sheridan, Ireland's architectural photographer par excellence.
Alistair Rowan is an established architectural historian in Ireland: Professor of the History of Art in UCD; Slade Professor of Fine Art in Oxford; Principal of the Edinburgh College of Art and, finally, Professor of the History of Art in UCC, where he established the university courses in the subject. Alistair is the founding editor of the Yale University Press Buildings of Ireland 'Pevsner Architectural Guides' of which six volumes have now been published, providing detailed descriptions of half the heritage architecture of the country. Counties covered so far include Armagh, Cavan, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Fermanagh, Kildare, Longford, Laois, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tyrone, Westmeath and central Dublin.
Click on the below link to watch the talk, which will be available to view only for the duration of National Heritage Week (Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August 2020)