Many of my friends and colleagues in New York, elsewhere in America, in England, France, Germany, and in Ireland, have asked for information about my recent book on Irish artist, Seán Keating.
The book is titled Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation. It is published in full colour by Irish Academic Press (Sallins, County Kildare) and is available in paperback in bookshops all over Ireland, and on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
isbn 978-07165-3193-7 (paper)
Kenny’s bookshop in Galway and Hodges Figgis in Dublin may still have a few copies of the hard back, signed limited edition in stock.
isbn 978-07165-3161-6 (limited edition cloth)
isbn 978-07165-3197-5 (limited edition slipcase)
Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation was recently reviewed by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery Cork:
Full colour publication of Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation was sponsored by ESB, and the book was designed by Sinéad McKenna at http://wwwsinedesign.net
The photograph above shows the book displayed in the window of Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dawson Street, Dublin, to celebrate the Irish launch, which was held in the RHA, Ely Place, Dublin, on 25 April 2013. Images of Keating paintings, Men of the West (first exhibited 1917) and Men of the South (1921-22), seen in left and right of the window display, were reproduced courtesy of the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and the Crawford Art Gallery Cork respectively, and with permission from The Keating Estate. The photograph was taken by myself at about 6.30 in the morning. I managed to get the shot by standing in the middle of the road – which is not something one could possibly do after 7am – it is one of the busiest roads in the city!
The book should appeal to everybody (the general public, academics, collectors, second and third level students, art auction houses etc.) with an interest in Irish art history, Irish history, and Irish Studies.
I hope this information is helpful, and thank you for your interest in my work.
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