A History of Scottish Architecture

A History of Scottish Architecture

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At last - here is a single volume authoritative history of Scottish architecture. This compact yet comprehensive account combines factual description of the vast and fertile range of visual forms and key architects in each period with a wide-ranging analysis of their social, ideological and historical context. As Scotland has often been closely involved with new trends in western architecture, this book highlights the interaction of Scottish developments with broader European and international movements. From the beginnings of the Renaissance in the 15th century right up to the 1990s ,this much-needed survey covers the entire post-medieval story in one volume.show more

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  • Paperback | 626 pages
  • 168 x 242 x 34mm | 1,601.17g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748608494
  • 9780748608492
  • 1,252,602

Table of contents

Late 15th century to 1600 - the Scots renaissance; 1600-1680; 1680-1750 - from Bruce to William Adam; 1750-1820 - Robert Adam and the later 18th century; 1820-1840 neo-classicism and the early 19th century; 1840-1880; 1880-1914 - the search for order; 1914-1960 - "by the people, for the people"; 1960 to the present day - the crisis of modernity.show more

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Without apology, or the strident claims of the insecure, but instead with subtlety born of well-founded scholarship, it gives a clear picture of the distinctiveness of the Scottish tradition...an excellent book...a milestone. -- Duncan MacMillan Comprehensive,authoritative and weighty survey covering the period from 1500 to date,with a usefully up-to-date biographical index.Architecture Today.There is no other book that remotely compares with this outstandingachievement addressing Scottish archit For today's planners and architects, thisbook is likely to become a bible.Will Garrett, The Scottish Planner. Rarely have I come across a book backed by such painstaking and informative research. Coupled with excellent and extensive illustrations, the effe No previous book on Scottish architecture remotely compares with this outstanding achievement. It includes voluminous references, glossary, bibliography and a curious appendix which contains potted selective biographies of over 700 architects, offices and bu Without apology, or the strident claims of the insecure, but instead with subtlety born of well-founded scholarship, it gives a clear picture of the distinctiveness of the Scottish tradition...an excellent book...a milestone. Comprehensive,authoritative and weighty survey covering the period from 1500 to date,with a usefully up-to-date biographical index.Architecture Today.There is no other book that remotely compares with this outstandingachievement addressing Scottish archit For today's planners and architects, thisbook is likely to become a bible.Will Garrett, The Scottish Planner. Rarely have I come across a book backed by such painstaking and informative research. Coupled with excellent and extensive illustrations, the effe No previous book on Scottish architecture remotely compares with this outstanding achievement. It includes voluminous references, glossary, bibliography and a curious appendix which contains potted selective biographies of over 700 architects, offices and bushow more

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