Author(s): Gerald Hoberman
In his quest to capture the essence of Ireland, Gerald Hoberman travelled the length and breadth of the Emerald Isle. Along the way he chronicled the breathtaking beauty of the Irish countryside, the urban charm of its cities, and the beguiling nature of its people. Here you'll find prehistoric burial tombs and stone circles, high crosses and castle ruins, hidden loughs and verdant valleys, ancient cathedrals and round towers. In the towns and cities, the focus is on architecture, murals, pavement artists, musicians, markets and the traditional Irish pub. The author has set out to capture the drama of the island's history, the poetry of the landscape, and the songs in the hearts of people, and has recorded some of its valuable traditions, arts and crafts. Accompanied by Maggie Davey's text, this book should interest every lover of all things Irish, whether citizen, descendant or visitor.
Acclaimed photographer and writer, Gerald Hoberman published his first book, The Art of Coins and their Photography, in 1981 to critical acclaim. He has since travelled to six continents, creating a unique body of work that embraces wildlife, people, places and aerial photography. His work has appeared in Time-Life, Kodak International Photography, Connoisseur, and the New York Times, and he has undertaken exclusive commissions for clients such as the Historic Royal Palaces in London. In 1999, Gerald and his son, Marc, launched the Gerald & Marc Hoberman Collection, an international publisher of books, postcards, posters and allied products. Their series of award-winning books includes Cape Town, South Africa, Wildlife, Namibia, London, England and New York City. Abridged editions of most of these volumes have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Raised in Co. Westmeath and educated at University College Galway, Maggie Davey is a writer and publisher. Now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, her short fiction has appeared in various Irish and South African publications.