This entertaining and lovely book-the first to focus solely on follies and other garden buildings in Ireland-re-creates in word and image the wonder of these picturesque and fanciful architectural oddities.
"A work of sustained scholarship and relish for the subject."-Patricia Craig, Times Literary Supplement
"A feast of ephemeral architectural embellishment."-House and Garden
"[A] pioneering book. . . . It is beautifully designed and the well researched text is accompanied by excellent measured drawings and wonderful photographs. The volume is a delight to peruse, a veritable encyclopedia of the extraordinary and the fantastic."-Roger Stalley, The Irish Times
"A major achievement."-Deborah Singmaster, Architects' Journal
James Howley is from Belfast. He is a founding partner of Howley Harrington Architects, who are responsible for the conservation of many important historic buildings and places and are the architects of the Millennium Bridge in Dublin.