A History of Scottish Architecture: From the Renaissance to the Present Day

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Edinburgh University Press, 1996 - Architecture - 626 pages
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.

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About the author (1996)

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 ScottishArchitecture 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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