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See also: Architecture
- George Meikle Kemp: Architect Of The Scott Monument
- Paperback - Lomax Press
George Meikle Kemp was born in 1795 near Biggar, the son of a shepherd. Working as a carpenter, he studied Gothic architecture in his spare time before entering a competition to design a monument to Sir Walter Scott. Despite his lack of training, his entry was finally selected. He died in unexplaine circumstances, never seeing his masterwork completed. This book charts the difficult journey he made in acquiring what has been described as 'a knowledge of Gothic architecture unrivalled in Scotland' and in creating the familiar landmark, the Scott Monument of Princes Street, Edinburgh, the largest monument to an author in the world and a testament to both his and Scott's work.
- Visiting Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- Paperback - Frances Lincoln
An illustrated guide to all the surviving buildings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with directions and a commentary on each entry by Roger Billcliffe, author of several standard works on Mackintosh.
- Robert And James Adam, Architects Of The Age Of Enlightenment
- Hardback - Pickering & Chatto
During the second half of the 18th century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of Classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were architect brothers Robert and James Adam. Kondo's work places them within the context of 18th-century intellectual thought.
- Jim Stirling And The Red Trilogy: Three Radical Buildings
- Hardback - Frances Lincoln
A re-evaluation of Jim Stirling's three 'red buildings', the University of Leicester Engineering Building, the History Faculty and Library at Cambridge and the residential Florey Building at Queen's College, Oxford.
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- Hardback - W. W. Norton
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Scotland's greatest architect and arguably one of the world's most admired. With both historic photographs and modern images of Mackintosh's major works taken by the noted architectural photographer Mark Fiennes, this is an essential addition to the Mackintosh canon and to architectural history.
- Arbiter Of Elegance: A Biography Of Robert Adam
- Hardback - Birlinn
Roderick Graham follows Adam's life and career from schooldays in Edinburgh through study in Italy and the establishment of his architectural practice in London. It explains his passionate ambition, not only to excel as an architect, but to be accepted as a gentlemen in that most snobbish period of our history.
- The Wright Experience: A Master Architect's Vision
- Hardback - Saraband
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of his death, this book showcases the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Tudor Johnny: City Architect Of Aberdeen
- Paperback - Librario
John Smith, 'Tudor Johnny' was born in 1781 to a master builder and architect in Aberdeen, the city over which he was to have a profound influence. Smith's reputation has, until now, been somewhat overshadowed by the works of his contemporary Archibald Simpson. In this book the David Miller examines the complete works of John Smith.
- Basil Spence: Architect
- Paperback - National Galleries of Scotland
Basil Spence was one of Britain's most celebrated architects. This book explores his extraordinary career from the 1930s to the 1970s, focusing particularly on the post-war period.
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Pocket Guide
- Paperback - Colin Baxter
An introductory guide to the work of Scotland's renowned architect, artist and designer, his buildings, furniture, textile designs, paintings and drawings and where to see them in Glasgow and elsewhere.