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C.R.Mackintosh: the Poetics of Workmanship
Scottish Architecture
David Brett
£10.95
1991, Reaktion Books, 152pp, paperback
C.R.Mackintosh: The Poetics of Workmanship (Essays in Art & Culture)

see Glasgow Architecture Books for more books on Rennie Mackintosh

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson
Scottish Architecture
Gavin Stamp
£21.25
1999, Laurence King Publishing, 176pp, hardcover
“Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75) who lived and worked in Glasgow and was in practice there from 1849 produced a distinctive modern architecture based on a fundamentalist classicism that earned him the nickname ‘Greek’. This book offers a 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.
Alexander “Greek” Thomson

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Great Houses of Scotland
Scottish Architecture
Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Christopher Simon Sykes
£34
1997, Laurence King Publishing, 272pp, hardcover
“Revealing Scots architecture in its grandest form, the 26 houses in this book reflect the evolution of architectural style, from old tower houses such as Cawdor and Traquair to the bartizans of Glamis, the baroque of Drumlanrig and the Dutch-inspired classicism of Kinross”.

Scottish Lighthouses
Scottish Architecture
Sharma Krauskopf
£10.39
2001, Paperback 93 pp, Appletree Press; ISBN: 0862818036
General description
Scotland boasts a landscape of stunning coastlines and awe-inspiring islands. With some of the most dangerous coastal waters in the world, however, such breathtaking scenery comes at a price. Lighthouses have, therefore, played a significant part in the history of this country, which is so heavily dependent on the sea for its livelihood.
“Scottish Lighthouses” is a beautifully illustrated and insightful tour of 31 magnficent lights, built over the last two centuries to protect ships from the perilous coastline. Because Scotland has led the way in maintaining lighthouse stations, most of the buildings described here are, happily, still both functional and in excellent condition.
Sharma Krauskopf is the author of “Scotland: The Complete Guide” (Appletree Press), and is a regular contributor to “Lighthouse Digest” magazine. She and her husband own Eshaness Lighthouse on the Shetland Islands.

Scottish Lighthouses

The Lighthouse Stevensons
The Extraordinary Story of the Building of the Scottish Lighthouses
by the Ancestors of Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish Architecture
Bella Bathurst
£7.82
2000, Paperback 304 pp, Perennial (HarperCollins) ISBN: 0060932260
Online Review
It is well-known that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, Kidnapped and other children’s classics. Few will know the details of his family background and yet in their own way a the “Lighthouse Stevensons” were also remarkable men.
Against great odds these men designed and arranged for the building of the network of lighthouses around the dangerous and inhospitable Scottish coast.
They were typical of the Victorian age-when no obstacle seemed too great to overcome, despite the limited technology available at the time.
The book is full of interesting facts and anecdotes. For example, we are told about the “wreckers”-islanders who gained from shipwrecks and were opposed to the erecting of lighthouses.
The characters are well drawn and the style of writing is very reader-friendly. It is a good read for both the general reader and for anyone with an interest the Victorian age, in heroic feats of engineering and/or in the writer, Robert Louis Stevenson.

Brochs of Scotland
J.N.G. Ritchie
£3.99
1998, Shire Publications Ltd., 56pp., paperback
Brochs of Scotland (Shire Archaeology)

Bu, Gurness and the Brochs of Orkney: Bu
John W Hedges
£14
1987, Brit.Archaeol. Reports
Bu, Gurness and the Brochs of Orkney (British Archaeological Reports British)

Scottish Architecture
Scottish Architecture Book
Scottish Architecture (World of Art Series)
Miles Glendinning, Aonghus MacKechnie
List Price: £8.95
Our Price: £7.16
Paperback 224 pp (2004) Publisher: Thames and Hudson ISBN: 0500203741
196 illustrations 68 in colour
Scottish Architecture (World of Art)

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Scottish Architecture
Stuart Macdonald
Our Price: £9.50
Paperback 106 pp (2003) Publisher: The Lighthouse ISBN: 0953653358
Scottish Architecture 2000-2002

Other Miles Glendinning Titles:
A History of Scottish Architecture
Miles Glendinning
Please note this is not the 2004 edition
Hardcover 576 pp (1996) Publisher: Edinburgh University Press ISBN: 0748607412
from £30
A History of Scottish Architecture

Tower Block
Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Paul Mellon Centre)
Stefan Muthesius, Miles Glendinning
Hardcover 428 pp (1994)
Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: 0300054440
Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies)

Clone City:
Crisis and Renewal in Contemporary Scottish Architecture
Miles Glendinning (Editor), David Page (Editor)
US List Price: $18.00
Our Price: £9.87
Paperback 192 pp (2001)
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press ISBN: 0748662553
Clone City: Crisis and Renewal in Contemporary Scottish Architecture

The Architecture of Sovereignty:
Parliamentary, Civic and Government Buildings of Scotland
Miles Glendinning (Editor), Aonghus MacKechnie (Editor), Richard Oram
(Editor)
£30
Paperback (2003) Publisher: Tuckwell Press ISBN: 1862322562
The Architecture of Sovereignty: Parliamentary, Civic and Government Buildings of Scotland

Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75
Miles Glendinning (Editor)
£20
Paperback 205 pp (1997) Publisher: Tuckwell Press ISBN: 189841033X
Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75




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