Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
  • Old Ireland In Colour
ISBN: 1785373706
EAN13: 9781785373701
Language: English
Pages: 330
Dimensions: 1.102362" H x 9.330709" L x 7.637795" W
Weight: 2.469177 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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THE PHENOMENAL IRISH #1 BESTSELER AND AWARD-WINING OLD IRELAND IN COLOUR Old Ireland in Colour celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of stunning images of all walks of Irish life, and the Irish abroad, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the chaos of the Civil War to the simple beauty of the islands, each image has been exquisitely transformed and every page is bursting with life. Using a combination of cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology and his own historical research, John Breslin has meticulously colourised these pictures with breathtaking attention to detail and authenticity. With over 170 photographs from all four provinces, and accompanied by fascinating captions by historian Sarah-Anne Buckley, Old Ireland in Colour revitalises scenes we thought we knew, and brings our past back to life before our eyes.

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   Content is fascinating.
The photos are colored tastefully and the captions are very interesting. I would have awarded it five stars if it were not for the binding of the book. The book doesn 't sprawl flat, so the middle section of quite a few photographs crossing two pages are difficult, if not impossible to see. It is a shame. I would love to see these photographs in a flat spread.
 
5
   I wish I could have gone
I enjoyed this book really ''. The problem is that they weren 't true.
 
5
   Lovely photos, high quality book
In color, photos are very pretty and makes you realize that people were pretty much like us a hundred years ago! I plan to give the book as a gift so that I am hopeful that the recipient loves it as much as I do!
 
3
   Not as good as hoped for
The lead picture before buying this showed what I would call village life. People and settings that showed what life might have been like. However, the great majority of pictures are colorization of portraits of well-known or wealthy people.
 
4
   Excellent Book
My only complaint was that a few pictures were spread over two pages. One cuts a person's face right in the middle.
 
5
   Incredible detail!
An Irish contribution to the telling of an incredible history. I'm pretty sure I see relatives in the mix! This fellow in the fishing boat on Bailieborough would have been a contemporary of my great grandfather Charlie Lynch, who owned the local pub in Lough Skeagh.
 
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   Interesting views
But I was honestly hoping for a lot more pictures of natural timers in their old country side surroundings. A lot of the pictures were of dignitaries and politicians and although historical that was not the whole story of Old Ireland in color. More pictures of the wonderful manwomanchild would have been common.
 
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   Kind of Disappointing...
It seems like many, if not most, of these photos are already available on the Facebook group by the same name. That is not necessarily a bad thing to do. It is nice to have these gathered in one volume together. But it must be said that the quality of the imagery available here in the Kindle edition isn 't nearly as good as what is available on Facebook. The images in the group are at least high resolution scans on which you can zoom in to admire the fine detail. The images are not so much better in the Kindle version. If you have it simply, I would wait for the hardcover version. This probably works better as a coffee table book to casually thumb through and mindlessly.
 
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