More than concrete blocks volume 2


Designed by Peter Maybury at Peter Maybury

editor: Ellen Rowley

contributor: Natalie de Róiste

contributor: Merlo Kelly

contributor: Shane O’Toole

contributor: Carole Pollard

photographer: Paul Tierney

Categories: Printed Publication

Industry: Cultural


printed 4/0 CMYK, matt laminated and spot gloss varnish 1 side onto 280grs Invercote G


480pg printed 4/0 CMYK throughout onto 120grs Maxioffset

folded, gathered, thread sewn in sections and covers drawn on

More than Concrete Blocks: Dublin City’s twentieth-century buildings is a three-volume series of architectural history books which are richly illustrated and written for the general reader.

Volume 2 explores Dublin’s architectural history from 1940–72. There are 36 case studies, markedly mixed in terms of building type and public awareness, from city-centre schools to the nation’s bus station (Busáras); from a suburban Catholic church and flat schemes to radical office buildings. It presents a contentious built history which saw the not-always-welcome rise of architectural modernism, at the service of a modernizing Ireland.