Dan Cruickshank – ‘The Inspiration and Influence of Irish Architecture in the 18th & 19th Centuries’
The Royal Dublin Society and the Irish Georgian Society join forces again and are delighted to have Dan Cruickshank as their guest on this occasion. This special talk will be on the subject of the Irishness of Irish 18th and early 19th century architecture. In his presentation Dan will highlight the influences and inspiration that came directly from the continent. He will also show the influence Irish architecture had in distant lands. He will refer in detail to Limerick and New Town Pery – a creation based on a master plan by ‘Sardinian’ Davis Ducart. He will argue how it influenced early 19th century development in New York.
Dan Cruickshank is an art historian, author and BBC television presenter of several important and engaging series, his latest being ‘Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces’. Known for his special interest in the history of architecture he is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA, a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgian Group and on the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.
Lecture to be held at the RDS Lecture Hall on October 1, in Association with the Irish Georgian Society. Admission to this lecture is free and open to the public – booking required, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org