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Alistair John Rowan

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Occupation  Academic
Name  Alistair Rowan
Known for  Architectural history
Role  Author
Alistair John Rowan wwwaskaboutirelandieinternalgxml0m6s6aicjog
Books  North Leinster, North West Ulster

Alistair John Rowan is an Irish architectural historian, a professor and author of Irish architectural history and current Professor of History of Art at University College, Cork (U.C.C.).


Rowan was an architectural writer with Country Life before 1967, when he became Lecturer in Fine Art in the University of Edinburgh. Thereafter Rowan became the first professor of the History of Art in University College, Dublin (U.C.D.), and later Principal of Edinburgh College of Art. He was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford for 1988–89.


Rowan has served on the Council of the National Trust for Scotland, on the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland and has been President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

Published books

  • Alistair Rowan. North West Ulster: Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Buildings of Ireland Series. Dublin: Penguin Books, 1979. (ISBN 978-0-300-09667-5)
  • Christine Casey and Alistair John Rowan. North Leinster: the Counties of Longford, Louth, Meath and Westmeath. Buildings of Ireland Series. London: Penguin Books, 1993. (ISBN 978-0-300-09668-2)
  • References

    Alistair John Rowan Wikipedia

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