WorldCat Identities

Smeaton, Alastair

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 142 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: NA991.D82, 728.3120941835
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alastair Smeaton
The Georgian squares of Dublin : an architectural history( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first architectural history of the Georgian squares of Dublin and examines each one in turn. The design and development of each square is explored, along with house types and building materials; external features, including railings, balconies, foot-scrapers, doors and windows with special reference to the celebrated fanlights; internal arrangement and decoration of houses, including joinery, plasterwork and more rarely wallpaper, painted frescoes and stained glass; and even mundane comforts underpinning the entirety, for instance fireplaces for heat and wells for water. Special elements, including gardens, mews and lanes to the rear, are also looked at, as are the magnificent parks at the centre of each square. Social history is reviewed, including the demography of inhabitants at various times, the ways they used the houses and the impact this had on their structure, not always to the benefit of the squares. Finally, the present position of Dublin's Georgian Squares is placed in the context of the modern city and recommendations for conservation and preservation are advanced to ensure their survival and progression into the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET
The Sir John T. Gilbert commemorative lectures, 1998-2007( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin UNESCO : city of literature : submission by the City of Dublin, Ireland, October 2009( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.64 for The Georgi ... to 0.79 for The Sir Jo ...)

The Georgian squares of Dublin : an architectural history