Shopfronts have a very special place in Irish landscape. A surprising number of old shopfronts remain in almost their original state even in large cities and towns but age and the strident demands of commerce have reduced the numbers quite dramatically. The most sophisticated designs feature combinations of decorative ironwoek and carved wood.
In this classic study of Irish shops, Sean Rothery looks at their development from rural converted houses to city planned shops, considers types of shops (including butchers, pawnbrokers, undertakers, post offices and pubs) and writes of the materials used, the facade lettering and the colour schemes. He illustrates his text with numerous exquisitely prepared drawings of the shopfronts themselves and of details often neglected by the passing observer.
The Shops of Ireland
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