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Alan Rogers Campsite and Caravan and Motorhome Club Awards 2018
Utrecht, Holland, 10th Jan 2018
Customer: River Valley, Wicklow, Ireland
Nominated for ‘ Best Published Irish book of the year’ in 2010
Book: Strangest Genius: The stained glass of Harry Clarke
By Michael Cullen (of Irish Images FILM) and Lucy Costigan
Harry Clarke (1889 to 1931) was undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest stained-glass artist. During his short life Harry created stained-glass windows for churches, private dwellings and commercial venues throughout Ireland and England, and as far a-field as the USA and Australia. Also an illustrator of books for Harrap and Co. in London, Harry illustrated five books that show his undoubted genius in the area of graphic art.
Irish Book of the Decade – Dublin Book Festival and Book Irish Publishers.
Strangest Genius: The Complete Stained Glass of Harry Clarke (History Press Ireland) by Lucy Costigan and Michael Cullen
“Over the last few years, Harry Clarke has loomed large in the public imagination. But in 2010 this was not the case, and nothing had been published on him in the mainstream book market since Nicola Gordon Bowe’s seminal work almost 20 years previously. Part of the reason for this was because stained glass doesn’t travel and stubbornly insists that those interested come to it. Strangest Genius changed all this, with the authors travelling the world to photograph the entire range of Harry Clarke’s stained glass for the first time, making it immediately accessible to every reader. Combining this remarkable achievement with production values that pushed the boundaries of what was technically possible at the time, this book was at the forefront of what became a popular revival of Harry Clarke, sparking a new wave of interest and returning one of Ireland’s most iconic artists to the public eye.”