Ireland: In Word and Image: In Word and Image
Photographs by Jay Ben Adlersberg
- Publish Date: October 22, 2013
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Travel - Pictorials
- Publisher: Welcome Books
- Trim Size: 10 x 13
- Pages: 272
- US Price: $60.00
- CDN Price: $60.00
- ISBN: 978-1-59962-125-8
"Best Travel Book of the Year"
—Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2014
"Best Coffee Table Book of the Year"
—National Indie Excellence Awards, 2014
"Finalist, Best Photography Book of the Year"
—Foreword Book of the Year Awards, 2014
"'Ireland is a prism between the sun and the Irish Sea.' With these telling words, photographer Jay Ben Adlersberg begins a book full... of stunning images and lyric salutes to the Emerald Isle. Think you've already seen every kind of Irish steeple and saloon? Perhaps. But Adlersberg's eye for texture and detail brings familiar subjects alive in new ways. "Ireland: In Word and Image" is as wide and long as a dinner tray, making the 160 photos even more stunning. Passages by wordsmiths such as Thackeray and Yeats also grace the pages." —Los Angeles Times, "Holiday gifts to fuel that wanderlust," December 1, 2013
"It is the best coffee table book on Ireland that has ever crossed my desk!" —Adrian Flannelly on Irish Radio
"...a beautiful tribute to Ireland...in a format that invites browsing, the photographs soothe the eyes: from the sea to pasture; historical buildings including castles, churches, and colleges to modern street scenes; and race horses to the industries of linen, wool, and whiskey….for those with a special interest in Ireland, this volume creates an illuminating and engrossing armchair journey." —Publishers Weekly, November 25, 2013
"Capturing Ireland in text and picture involves entering its soul; getting under its skin. This beautiful book somehow manages to achieve that intangible goal."
—The Very Reverend John Mann
Dean, St. Anne's Cathedral
Dean of Belfast
"This is a beautiful publication which highlights the best of what Ireland has to offer. The stunning photographs capture all aspects of Irish life and everyone should have a copy."
—Michael Healy-Rae TD
Kilgarvan, County Kerry
Member of the Irish Parliament
"The deep soul and spirit of this luminous country is evident on each finely wrought page of this book. A wonder to behold and to be treasured."
—Father Edward L. Beck, CNN Contributor and author
"From the Happy Rainbow to the Flora and Fauna, the Majestic Buildings and the wonderful shots of the people the book evokes all that Ireland offers and more. A wonderful publication and an ideal gift."
Entrepreneur, Hotelier, Broadcaster
Proprietor, Park Hotel Kenmare
"This book is a must have for every Ireland enthusiast. Whether an avid armchair traveller or an intrepid explorer, this collection of gorgeous photographs and its compendium of great Irish Authors, poets and wordsmiths, highlights what make the Island of Ireland so unique and compelling for visitors."
—Ruth Moran, Tourism Ireland
"What a stunning tribute to this island's landscape."
"There is something comforting and familiar in this new book put out by Jay Ben Adlersberg. From the very moment I held the book in hand to the very last page, I was carried back to the land that sings in my soul and haunts my dreams. I would look at each image and say 'I have stood in that very spot.' This is a book that you set out on your coffee table and people will actually pick it up and become lost. If you have visited Ireland, it serves as a memory nudge and a story prompter. If you long to visit but have neither a passport nor the finances, fix yourself a cuppa, grab up this book, find a comfy chair and be transported. Jay will guide you through verdant green landscapes, hustle-bustle cityscapes, along craggy cliffs and into the halls of Manor houses, Government Buildings, Churches and ruins that stand today as a testament to History and time. Along the way, you will be immersed in the light and energy of her people, be they child, Elder, fisherman or shopkeeper, commoner or king. Along with the fabulous pictorial journey, a lot of thought went into the selection of written material. I found it to be educational and rich without being dry. I was delightfully turning pages to see which writers, modern and eternal, he had chosen: J.M Synge, Douglas Hyde, William Butler Yeats, Mary Ann Larkin; 36 authors, if my count is correct, in all. Each writer lent their unique voice to the magic of his images. It is a rarity to find someone so diverse that they can make landscapes, streetscapes, people and animals equally seem alive and 'at-your-fingertips.' Adlersberg has done this with a seeming ease and grace. I find myself going back to the fold-outs, holding my breath each time in anticipation of the view within. It isn’t that the image changes each time that I open the book but in the anticipation of the beauty that I know waits within. If you treat yourself to one thing this year, let it be this amazing book.”
—Catherine Lilbit Devine, thenewwildgeese.com