Scottish Architecture

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A comprehensive survey of Scottish buildings from prehistory to the present.Scotland is unique among smaller European countries 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 seventeenth century onward, under the stimulus of burgeoning wealth and power, by buildings reflecting a ...
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Overview

A comprehensive survey of Scottish buildings from prehistory to the present.Scotland is unique among smaller European countries 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 seventeenth 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 Charles Rennie Mackintosh. When artistic reaction came in the twentieth century, Scotland again saw distinctive developments and personalities. 196 illustrations, 68 in color.

Author Biography: Miles Glendinning is head of the Topographical and Threatened Buildings Surveys at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Aonghus MacKechnie is Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings at Historic Scotland. Both contributed to A History of Scottish Architecture from the Renaissance to the Present Day, and Glendinning is also the author, with David Page, of Clone City: Crisis and Renewal in Contemporary Scottish Architecture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500203743
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 5/19/2004
  • Series: World of Art Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Prehistoric and early historic Scotland 6
Ch. 2 1100-1560 : from Christendom to kingdom 32
Ch. 3 1560-1700 : age of revolutions 64
Ch. 4 The 18th century : age of improvement 94
Ch. 5 The 19th century : high summer of Scottish architecture 126
Ch. 6 The 20th century : building the social nation 180
Conclusion 215
Bibliography 218
Acknowledgments for illustrations 220
Index 221
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