‘Outstanding, interesting books, that are good to handle and read -that leave a satisfying feeling after you read them’.
Andalus Press is a small imprint, based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2008, we operate out of a nineteenth century building, replete with fine heritage details, but using twenty-first techniques and software.
Our continuing aim is to produce illustrated books, entertaining and informative, on a variety of topics encompassing history, heritage and culture.
Our house style is: richly illustrated books, supplemented by strong, clear and well-written text.
We put in time and dedication into: books that are decidedly non-academic, but accessible. Accuracy; selection of outstanding and striking images; preparation of images and finally, fine full colour printing on good paper.
Our reviews and feedback have been tremendous. Some examples:
‘There is only one word to describe this book, stunning. The book is a beautiful work in its own right. The text is elegant, subtle and powerful’.
‘The photos are fantastic. They are the author’s own and you can feel both his love and knowledge of his subject in them’.
‘This book is a gem, with an amazing economy in both visual and textual style which only adds to the impact of the content.’
Author and historian Michael B. Barry, from West Cork, studied in Trinity College and lives in Dublin. He has worked on transportation projects both in Ireland and around the world. With a strong interest in history and heritage, Michael has written many books including Victorian Dublin Revealed. In recent years he has written a trilogy of critically-acclaimed books on the Irish Revolution: Courage Boys, We are Winning, an Illustrated History of the 1916 Rising, The Fight for Irish Freedom, an illustrated History of the War of Independence and The Green Divide, an Illustrated History of the Irish Civil War. A frequent visitor to Spain, he has completed three books on a Spanish historical theme, including Homage to al-Andalus. In May 2018 he was honoured with an award by the Irish Academy of Engineering ‘in recognition of a lifelong and outstanding contribution to engineering heritage in Ireland’.