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The Dublin Art Book was launched virtually in September 2020. This fabulous new book shows Dublin through the eyes of 55 artists the city inspires. Over 130 pags of vibrant images in a range of media and styles, The Dublin Art Book is a thing of beauty.

The foreword to The Dublin Art Book is written by Brent Pope, RTE Sports Analyst, Curator and Art Collector. Whilst endorsements include those from:

Marian Keyes, Award winning Irish Novalist

Ronnie Delany, Olympic Champion

Chris De Burgh, Singer

Joe Duffy, Broadcaster, RTE Radio

Annie Doyle, Irish Journalist and Broacaster

Cathy Davey, Musician

Ian Kenny, Actor

The Dublin Art Book was created by artist and editor Emma Bennett (Also cover design) and published in 2020 by Independent publisher UIT. Based in Cambridge, UIT is run by a proud Dubliner and two alumni of Trinity College, Dublin.


How The City Art Books began........

Emma Bennett, creator and editor of the City Art Books is a commercial paper artist working in a studio in central Cambridge.   In 2016 Emma had the idea for The Cambridge Art Book, a simple concept to:

- show the city through the eyes of the artists it inspires

- show the diverse range of artists working in different media and styles

- help fellow artists get their work seen by a broader audience

- get people of all ages walking around cities to stand in the footsteps of an artist for a while (each book has an illustrated map included)

After a lot of coffee and huge support and encouragement from the local artists community The Cambridge Art Book was published in 2017, showing the city through they eyes of 53 talented artists; from amateur to professional, urban sketcher to student. Within weeks of the books launch (and following a great launch party with all the artists), Emma was contacted by some Oxford artists asking 'What about Oxford?' Fast forward to September 2018 and The Oxford Art Book was published.

The Edinburgh Art Book will be launched in its home city in June this year, with The Liverpool Art Book (with an introductory note by Sir Paul McCartney) set to be published in October 2019.

"From a little idea, we have now worked with over 200 fabulous artists to get their work beautifully represented and show cities in a new and exciting contemporary way. It has been great hearing from artists about new exhibition opportunities, art groups formed and increased sales as a direct result of the books. What a privilege to work not only with local artists but also spend time in these incredible cities.

I am very is very excited about getting to known Dublin better and to work with the talented artists of this fabulous city to produce a great representation of their city and art," Emma Bennett

www.emmabennettcollage.co.uk

thedublinartbook@gmail.com

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Endorsements for The CIty Art Books

‘Any book about my home town Liverpool is bound to tickle my fancy but this idea of different artists’ interpretations puts a special angle to this great city that I love’

Sir Paul McCartney

'If you love Liverpool then you’ll love this wonderful book'

Paul O’Grady

'A book to treasure' 

Stephen Fry

'Just gorgeous' 

Joanna Lumley

'How completely magnificent'

Claudia Winkleman

'There’s a feast within these pages, celebrating the great city of Oxford and the artists it inspires; open your eyes and rejoice'

Miriam Margolyes

‘A dreamy, inspiring ode to the dreamy spires.’

Helen Fielding

'Oxford is a victim of its beauty: the pavements crammed with bemused tourists, filthy buses jamming the streets. But the artists behind these images have not been deterred: this is a treasury of new ways of seeing'

Jeremy Paxman

‘A great book with some beautiful pictures of our home city’

Craig and Charlie Reid ‘The Proclaimers’

What a nice idea, Oxford's so lovely, it makes me feel very nostalgic'

Rick Stein

'Vibrant, edgy, full of life ...this book’s a fitting tribute to a British city like no other'

Jane Garvey

'A visual love letter to a beautiful city'

Stephen McGann

‘A unique view of the city's diverse landscape through the eyes of its artists’ 

John Barnes

‘The talent of the artists lifts the city of Liverpool off the page, through colour, light and imagination.  A brilliant book’

Lynda La Plante CBE

'Inspiration is everywhere, nowhere more so, than on the streets of Liverpool, now captured within the pages of this
brilliant book'

Shaun Evans, ‘Endeavour’

'This book has so many wonderfully creative images of my home-town - love it!'

Gerry Marsden MBE

'Think the arts, music, sport and laughter. Two Cathedrals and then add European City of Culture – it must be Liverpool and God bless it'

Jimmy Tarbuck, OBE

' It’s a brilliant idea to let today’s artists show us the grand sights - and the intimate ones as well' 

John Simpson

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