Great Victorians, our new Dublin Decoded walking tour, is now open for bookings via email. (see blow) Our theme is Great Victorians. On this tour we explore the rich legacy of beautiful, often spectacular buildings, with their applied arts, architectural detail and decor, all from the second half of the 19th century, the Victorian era.
We’ll also look at the extraordinary influence, hard to credit today, that Victorian critic, writer and thinker John Ruskin exerted on 19th century British and Irish architects and designers.
The tour includes art and applied work in shimmering ceramic, columns of richly coloured marble, virtuoso carved stone sculpture, and stunning paintings in a neo-Byzanitine style by a neglected 19th century genius, and much more. We’ll be looking in fact at the exterior of 3 or 4 and the interior of at least 2, of simply the best buildings and the best decorative and applied art every executed in Ireland
But we’ll also seek to place that work in context. Because throughout the tour we’ll “decode”, as we always do, setting aspects of architecture and design into the context of the Ireland and Dublin of the time, and within the distinctive mindset of the Victorian era generally- political, religious, artistic and intellectual, drawing connections between history and culture and art, to see how such culture manifested itself in the built and made visual culture of that extraordinary time.
Our next Victorians tour is scheduled for the mid summer 2014 but this tour and most of our tour menu always availbable, is always available by reservation for pre-booked groups. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the tour title in email; or in your subject header, (ie Victorians tour) and say if you have any date preferences or restrictions, plus how many people for. Thank you.
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