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In Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland Hardcover – April, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bulfinch Pr (April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821223569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821223567
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,011,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Simon Marsden was an internationally acclaimed photographer of the fantastic and supernatural who turned the photography of buildings and landscapes into his own art form. He lived in an old rectory on the Lincolnshire Wolds with his wife and family. He died in January 2012.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "cocam" on December 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful book full of haunting images of the castles and houses of Ireland that have now fallen into ruin and decay. Excellent subjects for infrared photography.
The photographs are on the whole well composed and the overall effect can be quite disturbing. An explanation of the fate of the various buildings is included. A book which sits on the shelf ready to show visitors instantly the nature and feel of infrared photography.
There is an excellent supporting article by Pete Schermerhorn in the Official Infrared FAQ describing his visits to the places photographed in the book together with map grid references.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wycough@cei.net on August 27, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Simon Marsden is a master of the art of infrared photography. The pictures are haunting and project an eerie dreamlike quality. I highly recommend this book as an excellent example of the chilling effects of infrared photography
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fotoman on March 28, 2013
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I love Ireland. Twenty trips shows my love. About ten years ago, I stayed in a B&B in Co. Kerry and came across this wonderful book. The late Sir Simon Marsden is perhaps one of my favorite photographers. His haunting, evocative images illustrate this book. Photographed with Infrared film (a style he has used in numerous books since), the photos propel the story of these once great homes, now left to ruin. This book is worth the price for anyone interested in photography, history and Ireland, and will be a great addition to anyone's library shelf.
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