The book is now being used as a route map to photograph the work on public display that I have not yet photographed – expect a dedicated Séamus Murphy section soon.
The book includes photographs of designs by Séamus Murphy from 1941 for a competition for the then proposed Dept. of Industry & Commerce building on Kildare Street. The designs were shortlisted.
In Dublin earlier, I walked along Kildare Street to appreciate the winning design by Gabriel Hayes.
I left wondering why modern buildings do not incorporate sculpture or other art. There are very few that I can remember in recent buildings.
I hope that there will be more – curtain walling glazing could do with something else for variety.