The Irish Film Institute has recently unveiled the first volume of The Loopline Collection, showcasing materials from Loopline Film, one of Ireland’s most influential production companies.
Of particular interest may be James Gandon: A Life, which looks at the career of the renowned 18th century architect.
James Gandon (1743–1823) is recognised today as one of the leading architects to have worked in Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century. His neo-classical buildings still dominate Dublin’s urban landscape, including the Custom House, the Four Courts, King’s Inns and Emo Court in County Laois. The viewer is offered an extensive overview of the life and times of Gandon through the generous contributions of Maurice Craig, Hugo Duffy, Edward McParland and David Slattery.
This title, plus many other videos from the Loopline Collection, can be viewed free of charge worldwide on the IFI’s online platform, the IFI Player, at www.ifi.ie/james_gandon.