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Scottish Architecture : World of Art - Miles Glendinning

Scottish Architecture

World of Art


Published: 8th March 2004
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Scotland is almost unique among smaller European nations in the distinctiveness and richness of its architectural heritage, dominated from the earliest times by monumental stone buildings. Prehistoric tombs and houses, early Christian, Romanesque and Gothic churches, medieval and Renaissance castles and palaces were followed, from the 17th century onward, under the stimulus of burgeoning wealth and power, by buildings reflecting a dazzling range of stylistic movements and forceful designers - including world-renowned names such as Robert Adam, Alexander Thomson and C. R. Mackintosh. In the 20th century, Scotland again saw distinctive developments and personalities.

Miles Glendinning and Aonghus MacKechnie bring these diverse movements and architects to life, while setting them in their wider cultural context. The built environment has always been one of the central strands of Scottish identity, and this book, for the first time, sets out its story in a concise and readable form.

'This little book does everything an introduction to Scottish architecture should' - The Scotsman
'Useful, beautiful and well-written ... indispensable' - Scotland on Sunday

Prehistoric and Early Historic Scotlandp. 6
1100-1560: From Christendom to Kingdomp. 32
1560-1700: Age of Revolutionsp. 64
The 18th Century: Age of Improvementp. 94
The 19th Century: High Summer of Scottish Architecturep. 126
The 20th Century: Building the Social Nationp. 180
Conclusionp. 215
Bibliographyp. 218
Acknowledgments for Illustrationsp. 220
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780500203743
ISBN-10: 0500203741
Series: World of Art
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th March 2004
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1