A biography of the remarkable life of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists, brings together a host of information about one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century art scene.
The book tells for the first time the remarkable life story of John Hunt, one of the world’s greatest medievalists and someone whose legacy to Ireland lives on today with most of the major cultural attractions in the Shannon region including Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the Hunt Museum, owing their existence to either his initiative or generosity. Details of his family background are also provided which differ greatly from those previously published.
This biography brings together a host of information about one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century art scene, who collected treasures can be found in some of the world’s major museums.
this book is clearly a labour of love
a balanced, credible and well-documented account
an affectionate biography which captures the spirit of the man
very well-illustrated and decorated in a curious style
The O’Brien Press has pulled out all the stops in a richly illustrated and beautifully designed volume
a fascinating tale
not only … of interest to the arts specialist but also to the general reader