Alexander 'Greek' Thomson
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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Alexander Thomson Amelia APSD architect ATSN attribution Balfron Bath Street Blackie block of tenements BofS Builder building built Caledonia Road Church cast-iron Cathcart Clyde columns congregation Cove Craig Ailey David Walker decoration demolished designed by Thomson double-villa drawing Dunlop Street Edinburgh 1992 Eglinton Street Egyptian Halls elevation entrance facade floor Free Church gallery Garnkirk Gavin Stamp Glasgow City Glasgow Herald Glasgow Necropolis Gorbals Gordon Street Gothic Grecian Greek Thomson Haldane Lecture Henry-Russell Hitchcock Holmwood House interior James John Baird John Mossman Kilcreggan Langside Lenzie London Macdiss manse masonry Mitchell Moray Place Necropolis Nithsdale Road obelisk photograph piers Pollokshields possibly Queen's Park Queen's Park Church Queen's Park Terrace Revd Robert Ronald McFadzean Rosneath Rosneath Road S&McK Scotland Scottish Seymour Lodge shops St Vincent Street stone storey Strathbungo Strathdiss style surviving temple tenements Thomas Gildard Thomson designed Thomson Memorial Thomsonian trabeated Turnbull Unexecuted design Vincent Street Church warehouse West William Worsdall