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Glasgow : The Forming of the City

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Glasgow is the prime British example of the industrial city, and this lavishly illustrated book traces its architectural and socio-economic history from its merchant origins, right through the nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban decline, and onwards to its present, much celebrated regeneration. This new edition offers the reader an insight to Glasgow at the Millennium, covering the most recent scholarship and opinion, and looking to the future of Glasgow in the coming century. Key Features * Published to coincide with Glasgow's year as City of Architecture and Design in 1999 * Every chapter has been updated to cover new developments and to look to the future of Glasgow in the twenty-first century * Includes a completely new chapter covering three sites crucial to the future forming of the city * Covers Glasgow's rich architectural history from the Medieval period to the present day, as well as looking forward to the next centuryshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 20mm | 739.35g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 170 illus.
  • 0748612009
  • 9780748612000
  • 2,171,911

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Provides new or enlarged insights at variouslevels of spatial, temporal and explanatory detail. There is no doubt that this book is both handsome and scholarly, informative and questioning ... the book is thought-provoking and informative, starting with origins (which always fascinate) and ending with the future. It deserves to be widely read. An attractive book. Provides new or enlarged insights at variouslevels of spatial, temporal and explanatory detail. There is no doubt that this book is both handsome and scholarly, informative and questioning ... the book is thought-provoking and informative, starting with origins (which always fascinate) and ending with the future. It deserves to be widely read. An attractive book.show more

About Peter Reed

Peter Reed is professor of architecture at and vice-principal of the University of Strathclyde.show more

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