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How to Read Scottish Buildings

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How to Read Scottish Buildings

Daniel MacCannell

One of Scotland's most appealing features for locals and tourists alike is the rish variety of its built heritage.

This clearly laid-out, user-friendly guide enables the non-specialist to appreciate Scottish buildings with regard to their ages, styles, influences and fuctions, as well as the messages that their builders, owners and occupants intended them to convey.

Providing broad historical context, a 'top-down' explanation of key architectural features, numerous photographs, and a handy reference section (Making Your Own Observations), the book guides the enthusiast to satisfying answers for a wide variety of questions, including:

  • How old is this building?
  • Who probably built it and why?
  • Does its style have a name?
  • Is it an outstanding, typical, or inferior example?
  • Is it a marriage of older and newer elements - or purely a revival of an older style?
  • Why was it built here and not somewhere else?

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