Looking up in Edinburgh

Overview

Looking Up in Edinburgh is a photographic guide to what is usually an ignored aspect of the urban landscape: the surprising, witty and often hidden architectural features above eye-level.

It is an interactive book, which combines a treasure hunt with a travel guide. The introduction gives a light-hearted potted history of Edinburgh. Following this, the book presents a host of architectural gems each covered by an original full-colour photograph, brief quirky anecdotes about its ...

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Overview

Looking Up in Edinburgh is a photographic guide to what is usually an ignored aspect of the urban landscape: the surprising, witty and often hidden architectural features above eye-level.

It is an interactive book, which combines a treasure hunt with a travel guide. The introduction gives a light-hearted potted history of Edinburgh. Following this, the book presents a host of architectural gems each covered by an original full-colour photograph, brief quirky anecdotes about its story, cryptic clues to its location, and historical information about the building in the photograph or the immediate area.

All buildings are presented on easy to follow maps, making this book ideal as a walking guide or treasure hunt.

  • This is the first book to introduce readers to a fascinating dimension of Edinburgh’s townscape that they might otherwise never have seen
  • A compendium of stunning photographs and fascinating facts relating to one of the world’s most beautiful cities (which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year!)
  • Combines a tour guide with a treasure hunt
  • Will appeal to Edinburgh’s residents and visitors alike
  • Follows hot on the heels of Looking up in London

Praise for Looking up in London:

Full of fascinating facts and intriguing images, it’s sure to appeal to all explorers of the city, leaving the rest scurrying along the streets looking straight ahead”            (What's on in London)

Any resident or visitor to the Big Smoke could benefit from this intriguing pocket-sized book…go on, hold your head up high!”             (OK! Magazine)

“…a small jewel of a book that will guide you to the best high-up hotspots…”                 (TimeOut)

This interesting book will no doubt start a new hobby for many readers…I found the book very entertaining and can recommend it to anyone interested in architecture or the history of London                       (Building Design)

A compendium of stunning photographs and fascinating facts, it will appeal to all explorers of the city who appreciate their surroundings – visitors and residents alike”          (This is London)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470091470
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Looking Up Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 5.51 (h) x 0.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane and Helen Peyton grew up in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Jane is a writer and journalist, currently working on a book in the Interior Angles series entitled Fabulous Food Shops for Wiley-Academy; and Helen is an art lecturer in Yorkshire. Looking up in Edinburgh is their second professional collaboration after Looking up in London, published by Wiley-Academy in 2003. As children, holidays were usually spent in Scotland and parts of the country are as familiar to them as their hometown. Helen studied printmaking and photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Jane supports Queen of the South football club, and both hope to be welcomed as honorary Scots!

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Reviews for Looking Up in London.

Playing the Looking Up in Edinburgh game.

Introduction: Edinburgh - A Dream in Masonry.

Section I: Fountainbridge/Old Town.

Section II: Royal Mile.

Section III: New Town.

Glossary of architectural terms.

Bibliography.

Further Reading.

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