He initiated something of a renaissance in sculpture in Ireland, and his former students are now some of the country's best-know and most successful artists, both at national and international level. Each artist's work is featured in an 8-page spread (incl colour plates, individual text, detailed biography): John Burke, Jim Buckley, Maud Cotter, John Gibbons, Eilis O'Connell and Vivienne Roche "An exceptionally fine book.

Like all the books we see these days from Gandon, this is extrinsically as well as intrinsically valuable as a collectable book and a very good exposé of the artists' work." - Books Ireland "John Burke's command of the medium of steel is still evident in his series of maquettes.

The hard edge, crisp poised lines, the almost surgical precision with which he slices the steel attests to his single-minded preoccupation with pure form." - Paddy Johnson, Circa

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ISBN/EAN 9780946641598
Author Peter Murray
Publisher Gandon
Publication date 1 Dec 1995
Format Paperback
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Irish Steel: John Burke, Jim Buckley, Maud Cotter, John Gibbons, Eilis O'Connell, Vivienne Roche

This book is an acknowledgement of and a tribute to the artist and lecturer John Burke, whose inspirational approach to teaching sculpture at the Crawford College of Art during the 1970s was to influence a whole new generation of Irish sculptors. 

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