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Scottish Architecture

Author/EditorGlendinning M~ (Author)
MacKechnie, Aonghus (Author)
ISBN: 9780500203743
Pub Date08/03/2004
BindingPaperback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)210(h) * 150(w)
This is a concise, up-to-date survey that provides for the visitor or resident an overview of Scotland's finest buildings and its long line of architectural geniuses.
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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.

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.

Miles Glendinning is Director, Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies and Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh. Aonghus MacKechnie is an architectural historian. His published work reflects his interest in the architecture and culture of the Renaissance and the Early Modern periods in Scotland, Romanticism, and the history and culture of his native Highlands.

Prehistoric and early historic Scotland; 110-1560 - from Christendom to kingdom; 1560-1700 - age of revolutions; the 18th century - age of improvement; the 19th century - high summer of Scottish architecture; the 20th century - building the social nation.

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