Collins Press/ Defour Editions

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Movers & ShapersIrish Visual Art 1960-2000<BR><font color="#0000FF">Vera Ryan</font>Movers & Shapers
: Irish Art Since 1960
by Vera Ryan published by The Collins Press/Defour Editions in 2003.
Art history is based on many sources: images, documents, voices. The series of interviews included in this book came about in an effort to present a kind of oral history of some aspects of the wider story of the visual arts in later 20th century Ireland. Memory has its own shades of truth and beauty. Vera Ryan interviewed 12 people: Noel Sheridan, Declan McGonagle, Patrick T. Murphy, Charles J. Haughey, among others. Vera Ryan was born in 1953. She has always worked in the visual arts and has taught art history at the Crawford College, Cork since 1981. Widely published in books and catalogues, Vera contributed to Tony O’Malley (Scholar Press 1996).

Movers & Shapers 2 Irish Visual Art 1940-2006<br><font color="#OOOOFF">Vera Ryan</font> Movers & Shapers: Irish Visual Art 1940-2006 by Vera Ryan published by The Collins Press/Defour Editions in 2006. The extraordinary changes which have happened in Ireland can make aspects of the past easily forgettable or unknown. What was the art world like before now?.. This title will help answer this question: 12 of Ireland’s most eminent people on the art scene are interviewed. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, this book is the fascinating social and art history of Ireland.



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