Colour Dublin (The Collins Press, price €9.99), is a new colouring book to celebrate Dublin’s architecture. The author, architect Gregory Bracken has created beautifully detailed line drawings of forty-four of Dublin’s most iconic and beautiful buildings. Public buildings like the Four Courts and Dublin Castle, and places of worship like Christ Church Cathedral and St Ann’s feature alongside public spaces like Smithfield and Temple Bar Square, and even industrial complexes such as the Guinness Brewery.
Each drawing is accompanied by succinct text written by Audrey Bracken, summing up its history and explaining its architectural style, whether Neoclassical or Gothic, Art Deco or Industrial.
Audrey and Gregory Bracken have previously published guides to cities such as London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dublin. Gregory teaches Architecture at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. After a career in publishing and marketing in London and New York, Audrey now lives and works in Dublin.