Michael Scott: Architect
It is impossible to imagine modern architecture in Ireland without Michael Scott. This book provides a richly anecdotal account of his life and times.
He was the leading pioneer of modern architecture in this country, and a hero for a whole generation of young Irish architects. His most notable buildings include his own house, 'Geragh', at Sandycove; the Irish Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair; Donnybrook Garage, a pioneer development in shell construction; and Busáras.
His practice (which later became Scott Tallon Walker) has been responsible for many of the most architecturally significant institutional and commercial buildings in Ireland, and in 1975 he was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal. His courage, independence and architectural talent, and his ability to inspire younger colleagues, made him Ireland’s foremost architect of the 20th century.
This book is copiously illustrated with portraits and drawings of Scott’s major buildings as well as many photographs of Scott himself, often in the company of his various illustrious contemporaries.
Author: Dorothy Walker
Size: 256 pages
Publisher: Gandon Editions