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Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland''s. Ireland''s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light is dark, still is in motion. It is as though an unseen hand directs the wind, the clouds, and the light to harness our attention.

Ireland: A Luminous Beauty is a collection of stunning full-color photographs by some of Ireland''s finest landscape photographers with concise text blending history, myth, and a sense of place. Many of the photographs were taken in the early morning light or as the sun set. That hour after sunrise and before sunset, with the sun low in the sky, is known to photographers as the golden hour and favored for its soft, diffused light.

We take a journey to one of the most beautiful places in the world. From the ancient stone monuments of the Boyne Valley to the treacherous stone steps of Skellig Michael; from the distinctive columns of the Giant''s Causeway and the spectacularly sited Dunluce Castle ruins to lush, green countryside and fields of heather; from the limestone of the Burren (the rockiest part of Ireland) to exuberant stretches of flowers and gardens; from a moody sea and crashing surf to massive stone cliffs battered by the relentless pounding of the waves, and from steely rivers to tranquil lakes, it''s all here.

The Irish respond to this dramatic environment by transforming it into one that solidifies and enriches their own sense of place. We all have this instinct to create our own space, but the Irish have made an art of it. Through the ancient, natural, and cultivated landscapes, surrounded by history and legend, we discover and celebrate the spirit of Ireland and its luminous beauty.

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“Leslie Conron Carola and Peter Harbison, who brought us Spectacular Ireland, have raised the bar with their elegant new book-Ireland: A Luminous Beauty-with photographs by Chris Hill, Carsten Krieger, and George Munday, three of Ireland''s most revered landscape photographers. From the stunning icons of the ancient world to the dramatic landscapes of the natural world and the indelible sense of place of the cultivated world Ireland: A Luminous Beauty quietly draws us into the ever-changing magical light and wind-swept skies of Ireland, celebrating a spirit rich with imagination and style. This book is a treasure; a treat for the soul.” ―Ruth Moran, Tourism Ireland

“If you can''t take a trip anytime soon, just open this book for a virtual visit. It''s gorgeous and filled with info I certainly didn''t know. Makes me want to go back!” ―Beth Goehring, Senior Director, Bookspan

Ireland: A Luminous Beauty-a first-rate idea brilliantly executed.” ―Peter McDermott, The Irish Echo

“This is a book as exhilarating to look through as it was to work on, the fun, the challenge, the joy, and the feeling of being bowled over by the unexpected-all giving an emotive image of a fascinating land both to visit and to live in. The book is just so different from all the others of its kind that it brings a smile to my face every time I browse in it, giving me a feeling that Leslie and I have produced a beautiful and exciting evocation of Ireland as it was-and is.” ―Peter Harbison, co-author reflecting on IRELAND: A LUMINOUS BEAUTY, for The Irish Times

“Page after page of frame-worthy pictures provide a breathtaking and awe-inspiring look at the hills, villages, cities and glowing country scenes that constitute Ireland.” ―Irish America Magazine on Spectacular Ireland

“This book successfully conveys the beauty and tragedy of Irish history and its rich legacy in art and literature. An effective introduction to the country, a visual joy, and delightful browsing, this is recommended for general collections.” ―Library Journal on The Irish: A Treasury of Art and Literature

About the Author

PETER HARBISON, one of Ireland''s most distinguished archaelogists, art historian, entertaining lecturer and writer, was for many years editor of Ireland of the Welcomes, an internationally acclaimed magazine devoted to Irish culture. Former Chairman of the National Monuments Advisory Council, Dr. Harbison is currently Honorary Academic Editor of the Royal Irish Academy, of which he has been Vice-President. He is the author of many books on Ireland''s art and archaeology, including Ancient Ireland, The Golden Age of Irish Art , as well as Spectacular Ireland and Ireland''s Treasures, edited by Leslie Conron Carola.

LESLIE CAROLA is a writer, editor, book producer, and paper crafter who has developed and produced more than a dozen paper craft books, including Magenta Style Paper Enchantments and Magenta Style Paper Magic. She heads her own book packaging company--Arena Books Associates, LLC--in Westport, CT.

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Lilaca
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A book that uplifts the soul.
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2015
This book is a real beauty! Every page is like a dream...unbelievable photography that is the Ireland we imagine in our minds. Almost all rural scenery with heavenly skies and lighting upon the green land that made me gasp. No disappointing huge pictures of hanging meat... See more
This book is a real beauty! Every page is like a dream...unbelievable photography that is the Ireland we imagine in our minds. Almost all rural scenery with heavenly skies and lighting upon the green land that made me gasp. No disappointing huge pictures of hanging meat in marketplaces or nondescript crowds milling around. It''s all a precious jewel of a book! If you dream about Ireland, buy this book. You will not regret it!!! Susan
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Beautiful Book
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2016
We bought this book for my mother in law and the pictures are breathtaking and the write up on the pages is very detailed and interesting. Anyone who enjoys Ireland or is looking to get familiar with the country should definitely buy this book. The price is perfect and... See more
We bought this book for my mother in law and the pictures are breathtaking and the write up on the pages is very detailed and interesting. Anyone who enjoys Ireland or is looking to get familiar with the country should definitely buy this book. The price is perfect and it''s a beautiful collection for any library.
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Beautiful book.
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2021
I purchased this book as a gift and was very happy with the quality of the book and beautiful photography. My friend had been to Ireland and she loved this book.
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This was a gift
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020
The recipient said she loved it. Her dream is to visit Ireland, and the book is a nice mix of text and pictures so she can sink right in to reading all about it.
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Julie
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Beautiful!
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2018
This was a beautiful book. Bought it for my mom for a birthday present. She loves books and was traveling to Ireland, so it made a perfect gift!
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MrsRoro
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Good coffee table book
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2019
Beautiful pictures and descriptions
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Beautifully done
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Pictures were really beautiful.
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Beautiful!
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Michael P. O'Hara
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Sheer beauty.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2020
Quite simply,this is the most beautiful book of photos I have ever seen , not just of Ireland. If you are Irish it will take your breath away. For me it brought back youthful escapades near the Cliffs Of Moher and other areas but this book will appeal to anyone who admires...See more
Quite simply,this is the most beautiful book of photos I have ever seen , not just of Ireland. If you are Irish it will take your breath away. For me it brought back youthful escapades near the Cliffs Of Moher and other areas but this book will appeal to anyone who admires natural beauty photographed by top class photographers with an eye for the perfect moment to click the shutter. Highly recommended.
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Exquisite Photography-Beautiful Book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2021
A well written book full of magnificent photos that I bought for an elderly Irish friend for Christmas . It took him back to his childhood in Ireland and has inspired him to return for a holiday there. He was absolutely over the moon with the book therefore I highly...See more
A well written book full of magnificent photos that I bought for an elderly Irish friend for Christmas . It took him back to his childhood in Ireland and has inspired him to return for a holiday there. He was absolutely over the moon with the book therefore I highly recommend it.
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Jennifer S.
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Stunning book with super quick delivery
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2020
Beautiful pictures with interesting information.
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John Boyle
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Disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2021
Disappointing photography and content. I had been hoping for a photographic journey through Ireland. This fell way short, failing to capture the beauty and magic
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Jacquie Jerard
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amazing photos.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 27, 2015
Wonderful photos who knew Ireland could be so beautiful, the scenery and sky are magnificent, it''s the aura of the tranquillity of the places I like, and this book delivers on scenes of rural splendour.
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Ireland: A Luminous new arrival Beauty: A Luminous online Beauty sale

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