Ireland is a much-photographed country, whose lush beauty has been the subject of many pictorial books. However, the sheer size of this book and David Lyon's stunning photography provide a fresh and vibrant image of the Irish landscape. The book is divided into quarters, celebrating the traditional provinces of Ireland - Ulster, Connacht, Munster, Leinster - with each's history featured: the landscape of legend, Cuchulainn and Finn MacCool; historical remnants, standing stones, and castles; the holy sites, Celtic crosses and shrines; and the beautiful rugged coastline, and coastal communities. This is the second title in Compendium's new "Panoramic" series - huge coffee-table sized books which use 16-inch wide pages to present the most beautiful panoramic views of our heritage and countryside.
David Lyons was born beside the Old Bushmills distillery and within sight of the Giant's Causeway. A specialist landscape photographer, his vision of Ireland has been focused over the years.