Figures from the Past: Studies on Figurative Art in Christian Ireland – Ed. Etienne Rynne
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In honour of Helen M. Roe
The name Helen M. Roe is known widely throughout Ireland and abroad, wherever the history and elucidation of Irish Art in the centuries of early Christianity and of Post-Norman times is pursued and enjoyed. As a mark of esteem the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland called upon twenty-six of its members to contribute papers to a collective study, Figurative Art in Christian Ireland, dedicated to her.
Though Helen Roe’s work has ranged widely and been multi-faceted in its approach, it has concentrated more on representational and figurative art than on merely decorative. Consequently figurative art has been selected as the central theme of the papers in this work, as an aspect of Irish Art which has perhaps not yet received the same attention as that of purely abstract art such as interlace or scroll work. The result is a series of papers which combine together to make up one of the more important books on art in the Ireland of St. Patrick and his successors. A bibliography of the entire works of Helen Roe is included.
This is both a rare and signed copy.