This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The author examines how the Scottish country house was transformed by romanticism (including the discovery of the mythical bard Ossian by Macpherson) and the picturesque, then revived mid-19th century as Baronial haunts, before a large scale reoccupation and restoration from the late 1970s. The houses occupied a European tradition as castle-wise country houses, with ornamental battlements, large pleasure gardens and lavish vestments. Properties featured include Crathes, the House of the Binns, the Palace of Huntly and the Earl's Palace in Kirkwall. The book also focuses on the lives of the occupants, including Sir James Hamilton of Finart, the Earls of Morton, Huntly and Arran, and the Duke of Chatelherault, and discusses important architects such as Robert Adam, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and David Bryce. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: McKean discusses the influence of the period upon designers like Charles Rennie MacKintosh and others.
Über den Autor: Charles McKean is Professor of Scottish Architectural History at the University of Dundee. He has written many architectural guides to Scotland plus a number of books including The Scottish Thirties (1987), which won the Thomas Ross Memorial Award for Scottish Architectural History, and the forthcoming Creating the Museum of Scotland (NMS, Nov 1998). He is a former award-winning architectural critic of The Times, the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday, and is a frequent radio broadcaster. From 1979 - 84 he was Chief Executive of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and he has been awarded honorary fellowships of both RIBA and RIAS.
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR005208411
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, Phoenix Mill, 2001. Hardcover. Black cloth, gilt letters on spine, blue & color illus. dust jacket, 312 pp., many BW illus. "It has long been held that the Scottish chateaux, perhaps the best known of Scottish buildings, were castles, defensive strongholds built in a country where the Renaissance architecture was commonly believed to be somewhat backward. As Charles McKean demonstrates in this radical reassessment of the development of the country house in Renaissance Scotland, however, the image of 'MacSavage' which has dominated our view of the country's architecture during the period is more myth than truth. On the contrary, the architectural demands of a cultured nation participating in European ideas were satisfied by a flowering of domestic architecture that symbolised its status and growing sophistication. In these 'castle-wise country houses' battlements were ornamental, their gunloops essentially unusable, and their large gardens indefensible, while their owners lavished time and money on clothes and inventions, chivalry and flamboyant architectural devices. . Well researched, elegantly written and including a wealth of superb illustrations from a diverse range of sources, [this book] provides a stimulating and enjoyable introduction to the nation's Renaissance architecture for the general reader. It will also provoke widespread debate and a reassessment of the architecture of the period among scholars." (dj). VG (slight scuffs and edge wear to dj, otherwise clean.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 150812
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2001 Sutton Publishing first edition hardback; Very Good, clean and little-used condition, lightly age-tanned pages, with Very Good unclipped dj; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S532a
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, London, U.K., 2001. Cloth. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015738
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110750923237