Further Reading

Further information on the Museum Building can be found in our volume: Christine Casey and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson (eds) The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019).

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Eve Blau, Ruskinian Gothic: the architecture of Deane and Woodward 1845-1861 (Princeton University Press, 1982)

Geoff Brandwood and Rebecca Daniels, Ruskin and Architecture (London, 2003).

G.A. Bremner, ‘”In bright tints…nature’s own formation”: the uses and meaning of marble in Victorian building culture’, in J. Nicholas Napoli and William Tronzo (eds), Radical marble: Architectural Innovation from Antiquity to the Present (New York, 2018).

Christine Casey, The buildings of Ireland: Dublin (New Haven & London, 2005).

Leopoldo Cicognara, Le Fabbriche Piu Cospicue Di Venezia, Misurate, Illustrate, Ed Intagliate Dai Membri Della Veneta Reale Accademia Di Belle Arti, 2 Vol (Venezia).

Susan Galavan, Dublin’s bourgeois homes: building the Victorian suburbs 1850-1901 (Abington, 2017)

Edward John Gillin, ‘Stones of Science: Charles Harriot Smith and the Importance of Geology in Architecture, 1834-64’, Architectural History 59 (2016), 281–310.

Edward McParland, ‘The College Buildings’, in C.H. Holland (ed.) Trinity College Dublin & the idea of a university (Dublin, 1991)

Frederick O’Dwyer, The architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork, 1997)

Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (New York and London, 1983).

John Ruskin, The stones of Venice, 3 vols (London, 1851-3).

G.E. Street, Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages: Notes of a tour in the north of Italy (London, 1855).

Geology and Materials

Arthur Gibney, The building site in eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 2017)

Edward Hull, A Treatise on the building and ornamental stones of Great Britain and other countries (London, 1872).

Samuel Haughton, ‘Notes on the Serpentines of Cornwall and Connemara’, Journal of the Geological Society of Dublin 5 (1854), 136–39.

Robert Kane, The Industrial Resources of Ireland (Dublin, 1844).

George H. Kinahan, Economic Geology of Ireland (Dublin, 1889).

Simon Lincoln, Mansions, Museums and Commissioners: an architectural history of the Office of Public Works on St. Stephen’s Green (Dublin, 2002).

Séamas Ó Maitiú and Barry O’Reilly, Ballyknockan: a Wicklow stonecutters’ village (Dublin, 1997)

Monica T. Price, Decorative Stone: the Complete Sourcebook (London, 2007).

George D. Sevastopulo and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson ‘Dinantian’ in C.H. Holland and I.S. Sanders, eds., The Geology of Ireland 2nd ed. (Edinburgh, 2001).

George Wilkinson, Practical Geology and Ancient Architecture of Ireland (London, 1845).

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, The Building Stones of Dublin (Dublin, 1993).

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson and Louise Caulfield, The Building and Decorative Stones of Dublin: a walking guide 2nd ed. (forthcoming).

Sculpture and design

James Colling, Gothic ornaments, being a series of examples of enriched details and accessories of the architecture of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (London, 1848).

Thomas J. Duffy, Artisan Sculpture and the Stone Carving Firms of Dublin 1859-1910, Vol. 1. (PhD thesis, National College of Art and Design, 1999).

John Holmes, The Pre-Raphaelites and Science (New Haven and London, 2018).

Lara Kriegal, Grand Designs: Labor, Empire, and the museum in Victorian culture (Durham, 2007).

Sean Lynch, A blow by blow account of stonecarving in Oxford (Oxford and Dublin, 2014).

Stuart Macdonald, The History and Philosophy of Art Education (London, 1970).

Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 .

Mark Swenarton, Artisans and Architects (Basingstoke and London, 1989).

John Turpin, ‘The School of Design in Victorian Dublin’, Journal of Design History, 2(4), 243–56.

Ralph Nicholson Wornum, Analysis of ornament. The characteristics of styles: an introduction to the study of the history of ornamental art. 2nd ed. (London, 1860).


Ruth Delany, Ireland’s Inland Waterways, Celebrating 300 Years (Belfast, 2004).

Ruth Delany, The Shannon Navigation (Dublin, 2008).

Academic histories of disciplines housed in the Museum Building

Ronald C. Cox, Engineering at Trinity: an illustrated history (School of Engineering. Trinity College Dublin, 1993).

Gordon L. Herries Davies, This Protean Subject: the Geography Department in Trinity College Dublin 1936–1986 (Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, 1986).

R.B. McDowell and David A. Webb, Trinity College Dublin 1592-1952: an academic history. (Cambridge University Press, 1982).

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, In Marble Halls: Geology in Trinity College, Dublin (Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin, 1994).

Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, ‘The geological collections of Trinity College, Dublin’, The Geological Curator 5 (1992), 263–274.

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