Glasgow : The Forming of a City

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This book traces the architectural and socio-economic history of Glasgow from its merchant origins, through 19th- and 20th-century decline, to its present regeneration. Illustrated accounts by leading architectural and civil engineering historians describe the phases of growth and change, and the building ventures through which these changes were realised. They outline the current conservation programme for the preservation of former tenement slums, the grander suburbs and the historic merchant centre, and reveal why Glasgow is now considered "the finest surviving example of a great Victorian city". Concentrating more on the developing form of the city than on architechture of individual buildings this book should provide a useful case study for students of urban design, architecture and more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 198 x 248 x 26mm | 899.99g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 135 illustrations;140 half-tones;14 line-drawings
  • 0748602461
  • 9780748602469

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Origins and first growth, Glasgow's new towns, Frank Walker; Glasgow and the Clyde, John Riddell; suburban Victoriana, Peter Reed; city improvement, Brian Edwards; the tenement city, Peter Reed; between the wars, Charles McKean; comprehensive redevelopment, Thomas Marcus; conservation and restoration, David Martin; the post-industrial city, beyond the centre, Peter more

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