Houses and Gardens: From the...
Archives of "Country Life." It is exactly 100 years
since Country Life began to commission leading architectural
photographers to record the great country houses of the British
Isles. This book features some 20 of the most important and
remarkable houses in Scotland from the archive.
Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel.
Rosslyn Chapel has fuelled controversy and debate, both recently
in several best-selling books as well as in past centuries.
Revered by Freemasons as a vital part of their history, believed
by some to hold evidence of pre-Columbian voyages to America,
assumed by others to hold important relics, from the Holy Grail
to the Head of Christ, the Scottish chapel is a place full of
Scottish House : eclectic and unique...
interiors. Cawdor Castle? Traquair, Hopetoun and Drumlanrig?
Yes, Ianthe Ruthven's book does explore half a dozen of Scotland's
more famous castles and country houses, but mostly it's devoted
to buildings which are strictly off the usual tourist trail.
Some of these take the form of Edinburgh town houses and farmhouses
and croft houses in Fife and the Highlands and Islands, but
many architectural enthusiasts will doubtless be delighted to
discover that most of the 176 pages of 'The Scottish House'
are in fact devoted to architecturally significant homes to
which the general public usually have no, or at best very limited,
Buildings (Scottish Life &...
Society) Scotland's Buildings takes the concept of buildings
to include structures built for any functional purpose. The
perspective of the volume is thus very wide. It particularly
looks at dwellings, community buildings and work places.
Lighthouse Stevensons: The...Extraordinary Story of the
Building of the Scottish Lighthouses by the Ancestors of Robert
Louis Stevenson. "Whenever I smell salt water, I know that
I am not far from one of the works of my ancestors." Robert
Louis Stevenson The 14 lighthouses dotting the Scottish coast
were all built by the same family that produced Robert Louis
Stevenson, Scotland's most famous novelist. Surprised? Bella
Bathurst throws a powerful, revolving light into the darkness
of this historical tradition. I highly recommend this book.
Castles Through History...
History.Introduces Scottish castles in history, from the earliest
Celtic hill-forts, brochs and crannogs to the great might of
the stone castles at Stirling and Edinburgh. The importance
of each type of castle is explained and castle life, defences
and their role in Scottish history also feature.
Castles of Western and Northern...
Houses of Edinburgh.
A guide to dwelling houses in Edinburgh which are of special
interest because of age, history, architecture, unusual features
and Kinross: An Illustrated...
Castles of Scotland: A Comprehensive...
Reference and Gazetteer to More Than 2300 Sites.
and Domestic Architecture of... Scotland.
Castles of the Heartland of Scotland.
Perthshire and Angus (Exploring...
This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage
of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country.
The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting
and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader
to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions.
This volume details skilfully carved Pictish cross-slabs, great
abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals of Arbroath
and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace of Falkland.
Examples of rural architecture are also documented.
150 Years of Scottish... Architecture.
Stained Glass: Making the... Sing (Discovering Historic
and Abbeys of Scotland (Thistle...
historic architecture of Scotland.
and Townhouses: A Record of... Tolbooths and Townhouses.
Abbeys and Priories (Historic... Scotland.
Sanctuaries: Security and Defence... in Anglo-Scottish Border
Churches, 1296-1603. This text is about the fortified churches
which form a feature of the borderlands between Scotland and
England. Through these buildings the author draws a picture
of the people and events which shaped this land, from the actions
of government to events and incidents which shaped everyday
Scottish Chateau: The Country House... of Renaissance Scotland.
This attractive book offers a reinterpretation of the swaggering
Scottish Renaissance country house. The author reveals sixteenth-century
Scotland as vivid, colourful, flamboyant and European, thus
reversing a cultural heritage. Using contemporary descriptions,
archives and documents, mixed with reconstructions of buildings,
this book is a lively read illustrated by portraits, gardens,
interiors and landscapes.
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