Alexander 'Greek' Thomson

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Laurence King Pub. in association with Glasgow 1999, 1999 - Architecture - 184 pages
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Alexander "Greek" Thomson (1817-75) is one of the most remarkable architects ever to have worked in Scotland. He produced a distinctive architecture based on a fundamentalist classicism that earned him the nickname "Greek." This beautifully illustrated book is the first to offer a thorough visual guide to Thomson's work, featuring both archive photographs of buildings now demolished, drawings, and Phil Sayer's specially commissioned photographs of extant works. An introductory biographical essay is followed by sections focusing on each of the main building types -- churches, commercial buildings, villas, terraces and tenements -- each introduced by a short essay.

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About the author (1999)

Gavin Stamp is lecturer in architectural history at the Glasgow School of Art and chairman of the Alexander Thomson Society.

Sam McKinstry is senior lecturer at the University of Paisley and honorary treasurer of the Alexander Thomson Society.

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