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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.

A History of Scottish Architecture

Author : Miles Glendinning
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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.

A History Of Scotland

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The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver. Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past. Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.

Building a Nation

Author : Ranald MacInnes
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A history of Scottish architecture, from the Royal palaces of the Stuart kings to the recent flowering of creativity after the austerity of the post-war years. On the way, the text takes in the Edinburgh New Town, Victorian Glasgow, and the work of Patrick Geddes and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

A History of Architecture in Scotland

Author : T. W. West
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The Architecture of Scottish Government

Author : Miles Glendinning
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This extensively illustrated book provides a historical overview of Scottish buildings of government and assembly from the Middle Ages to the present day, setting Scotland's new parliament in the broader context of the nation's architectural and social history.

Scottish Architecture

Author : Miles Glendinning
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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.

Architectural History

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The Story of Scottish Design

Author : Philip Long
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The first major history of Scottish design published to coincide with the opening of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, in 2018

Clone City

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Clone City brings architecture, for the first time, into the mainstream of debates about Scottish cultural identity. It analyses polemically the ways in which contemporary market-led globalisation has fragmented and debased the Scottish urban environment. It examines the pointers to possible solutions provided by history, and especially by the lessons of the 20th-century Modern Movement. Building on these examples, it sketches out ways in which a more socially organic and place-specific architecture can be reconciled with modernity's pressure of freedom and individuality and it shows how that process can actively help in the building of a Scottish identity under home rule.* Integrates architecture and the built environment into mainstreamScottish cultural identity debates; introduces architectural issues to the wider Scottish public* The first book to set out a critical, polemical position on Scottish architecture* Sets contemporary Scottish architecture and city planning issues in a comprehensive historical context* Examines the relevance of the ideas of Patrick Geddes to the contemporary Scottish city

Scottish Architecture

Author : Deborah Howard
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This volume considers Scottish architecture in the century following the Reformation. It examines how the principal social groups within Scotland responded to the stimulus of Renaissance classicism from the continent whilst retaining a distinctively Scottish style.

The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church 1100 1560

Author : Richard Fawcett
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Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design

Author : Georgia Lindsay
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Contemporary Museum Architecture and Design showcases 18 diverse essays written by people who design, work in, and study museums, offering a variety of perspectives on this complex building type. Throughout, the authors emphasize new kinds of experiences that museum architecture helps create, connecting ideas about design at various levels of analysis, from thinking about how the building sits in the city to exploring the details of technology. With sections focusing on museums as architectural icons, community engagement through design, the role of gallery spaces in the experience of museums, disability experiences, and sustainable design for museums, the collected chapters cover topics both familiar and fresh to those interested in museum architecture. Featuring over 150 color illustrations, this book celebrates successful museum architecture while the critical analysis sheds light on important issues to consider in museum design. Written by an international range of museum administrators, architects, and researchers this collection is an essential resource for understanding the social impacts of museum architecture and design for professionals, students, and museum-lovers alike.

A history of Architecture on the comparative method

Author : Banister Fletcher
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Evolution of Scotland s Towns

Author : Patricia Dennison
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Examines Francoist and Post-Francoist Spanish cinema through the lens of kitsch aesthetics

The New Penguin History of Scotland

Author : R. A. Houston
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Incorporating the work of some of Scotland's leading historians, this definitive history of the country chronicles some eight thousand years, from the Neolithic period to the present day, covering the people and events that have shaped Scotland and furnishing essays on such topics as archaeology, economics, science, religion, literature, and other disciplines. Original.

Scottish Architecture

Author : Richard Fawcett
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From the ambitious cathedral and abbey churches to the smaller chapels, and from the great royal palaces to the lesser towerhouses, this volume in The Architectural History of Scotland series is a study of the full range of buildings raised between the late-fourteenth and mid-sixteenth centuries. Placing Scottish architecture within its wider European context, it begins by surveying and analysing the sources of the ideas which underlay the emergence of the country's distinctive late Gothic style, before looking in detail at the individual building types. Copiously illustrated with photographs, engraving and comparative plans of building types, this is the only comprehensive reference guide to the period's architectural history, and is essential reading for both the general and scholarly reader.

A History of Scotland

Author : Alastair Gray
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This is a reissue of a popular text, for Standard Grade History exams. We have added 8 pages 'Into the Millennium' to update the text, and added exam questions under the new headings of Knowledge and Understanding and Line of Enquiry, at General and Credit levels.

A History of Architecture in All Countries

Author : James Fergusson
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Discovering Scottish Architecture

Author : T.W. West
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Using numerous photographs and illustrations, this book surveys a range of Scottish architecture to the twentieth century. It is intended for the visitor to Scotland and student of Scottish history, as well as the Scots, native and expatriate, who value a unique culture and believe it worth preserving in an age of increasing mass uniformity.