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Recommended for students of Irish history and architecture. Mar 4, 2000
Round Towers were Celtic architectural creations. Seventy-three early medieval Round Towers still survive in Ireland and are the focus of Brian Lalor's impressive and illustrated history. Most Round Towers stand in association with surviving ecclesiastical settlements and are to be found in some of Ireland's most beautiful and historic areas. The Irish Round Tower: Origins And Architecture Explored represents a seminal contribution to the debate on the origin of the Round Tower and in a fully-illustrated study presents them an integral units of ecclesiastical compounds. Their architectural design, construction, function and landscape setting are surveyed in detail with the unique properties of each of the surviving towers noted. The Irish Round Towers is highly recommended reading for students of architecture and Irish history.