The Follies and Garden Buildings of Ireland (Paperback)

By James Howley

Yale University Press, 9780300102253, 270pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2004

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This entertaining and lovely book—the first to focus solely on follies and other garden buildings in Ireland—re-creates in word and image the wonder of these picturesque and fanciful architectural oddities.
"A work of sustained scholarship and relish for the subject."—Patricia Craig, Times Literary Supplement
"A feast of ephemeral architectural embellishment."—House and Garden
"[A] pioneering book. . . . It is beautifully designed and the well researched text is accompanied by excellent measured drawings and wonderful photographs. The volume is a delight to peruse, a veritable encyclopedia of the extraordinary and the fantastic."—Roger Stalley, The Irish Times
"A major achievement."—Deborah Singmaster, Architects’ Journal

About the Author

James Howley is from Belfast. He is a founding partner of Howley Harrington Architects, who are responsible for the conservation of many important historic buildings and places and are the architects of the Millennium Bridge in Dublin.