Harry Clarke s War

... Ireland's Memorial Records today might deduce that the silhouettes were an innovation of Harry Clarke. However, it's more likely that Clarke was drawing on a convention familiar from an earlier sentimental portrait style, ...

Harry Clarke   s War

Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918 contain the names of 49,435 enlisted men who were killed in the First World War. Commissioned in 1919 by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and published in 100 eight-volume sets, the Records are notable for stunning and elaborate page decorations by celebrated Irish illustrator Harry Clarke. Drawing from published and unpublished sources, Marguerite Helmers’ ground-breaking study provides a fascinating insight into the work of Harry Clarke as an extraordinary war artist and examines the process that led to the Records being commissioned through to the eventual placement of the Records within the Irish National War Memorial at Islandbridge, Dublin. With Harry Clarke’s illustrations taking center stage in the story, the Records and their genesis are of vital importance to our understanding of how art and commemoration can come together in a powerful visual creation.

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Harry Clarke’s War
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Marguerite Helmers
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-30 - Publisher: Irish Academic Press

Ireland’s Memorial Records, 1914-1918 contain the names of 49,435 enlisted men who were killed in the First World War. Commissioned in 1919 by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and published in 100 eight-volume sets, the Records are notable for stunning and elaborate page decorations by celebrated Irish illustrator Harry Clarke.
Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Illustrated by Harry Clarke
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Charles Perrault
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Originally published in 1922, The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault is a wonderful collection of some true classics of children’s literature. Perrault (1628 – 1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children’s stories into the literary mainstream, proving to his original seventeenth century readers that such works were
Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Illustrated by Harry Clarke
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Edgar Allan Poe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-26 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

This collection, Tales of Mystery and Imagination encompasses twenty-nine of Poe’s finest stories – comprising all the terrifying and bewildering narratives that typify his work. It includes: ‘Morella’, ‘Ligeia’, ‘The Murders in Rue Morgue’, ‘The Masque of Red Death’, ‘The Black Cat’ and many others. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 –
Strangest Genius
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Lucy Costigan, Michael Cullen
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: The History Press Ireland

Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained-glass artist. Internationally, his name is synonymous with quality craftsmanship and imaginative genius. The use of rich colours, the delicate depiction of beautiful elongated figures with their fine-carved features and deep expressive eyes, is magical to behold. During his short life Clarke created
Harry Clarke
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: Nicola Gordon Bowe
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

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