Harry Clarke is an Internationally renowned Irish stained-glass artist. His magnificent windows in St Joseph’s Church, Terenure highlight his unique style and skilled craftsmanship. He founded the Harry Clarke Studio in 1930, and the work of his successors is also on display in the church. They carried on his legacy and ensured that an indigenous Irish industry outshone the more bland stained glass that was prevalent at the time. Harry Clarke & His Legacy outlines the background to these stained-glass windows, and the church itself offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the progression of this work.
Harry Clarke & His Legacy
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- ‘to be warmly welcomed . . . informative . . . an ideal guide [for] any viewer’ —Irish Arts Review
- ‘a comprehensive guide to the church, to the windows, and Harry Clarke’s life . . . makes for fascinating reading’ —Irish Examiner
- ‘For the many devotees of Harry Clarke and Irish stained glass, this is a useful publication, not least for its coverage of the post-1931 history of the Clarke studio.’ —The Journal of Stained Glass
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