By: Brian Bourke
‘With its imprimatur from Seamus Heaney and rich production values from Lilliput, (Five Decades) would make a wonderful present for someone special.’ – Rosia Sweetman, The Independent.
The book contains writings by Seamus Heaney, Frances Ruane, Carlos Garcia-Monzon, Eva Bourke, Frankie Gavin, Rosemarie Noone, James McKenna, Desmond Egan, Patrick Murphy & Frank McGuinness. It is lavishly illustrated & surveys the entire career of this distinguished artist.
This large-format 320-page book was designed by Tony O’Hanlon (Propeller), and pubished in two editions:
A standard edition of 700 copies in hardback at 70 Euro
A limited, numbered edition of 300 copies (50 copies hors commerce), presented in a slipcase, together with a specially commissioned, signed lithograph, at 250 euro.
Bourke’s Mark -Seamus Heaney
The Bourke of Art -Frankie Gavin
Extremadura -Carols Garcia-Mozon
From ‘Sonata of the Painter’s Shadow’ -Eva Bourke
A Continuous Thread -Frances Ruane
From ‘Goat’ -Eva Bourke
Interview -Rosemarie Noone
Summer ‘69 -James McKenna
Brian Bourke, Landscape with Figure -Desmond Egan
The Baker Takes a Walk -Frank McGuinness