The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation

Antiquity to Modernity

Author: Miles Glendinning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136167013

Category: Architecture

Page: 544

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Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable? Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and reverence in many societies, including classical Rome and Greece. But only in modern Europe and America, in the last two centuries, has this care been elaborated and energised into a forceful, dynamic ideology: a ‘Conservation Movement’, infused with a sense of historical destiny and loss, that paradoxically shared many of the characteristics of Enlightenment modernity. The close inter-relationship between conservation and modern civilisation was most dramatically heightened in periods of war or social upheaval, beginning with the French Revolution, and rising to a tragic climax in the 20th-century age of totalitarian extremism; more recently the troubled relationship of ‘heritage’ and global commercialism has become dominant. Miles Glendinning’s new book authoritatively presents, for the first time, the entire history of this architectural Conservation Movement, and traces its dramatic fluctuations in ideas and popularity, ending by questioning whether its recent international ascendancy can last indefinitely.

Great Houses of Scotland

Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd,Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856691063

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 272

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The Great Houses featured in this book reveal Scots architecture in its grandest forms. The specially commissioned photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes include stunning close-ups of architectural details and objects, and capture the spirit and style of the houses while Hugh Montgomery-Massingberds refreshingly personal and informal text is as much about the families, who in many cases still live in these fascinating places, as about the architecture and decoration. The personal selection of twenty-six houses reflects the development of style in Scotland, from old tower houses such as Cawdor through Baroque masterpieces like Drumlanrig and the pioneering Classicism of Kinross right up to the Edwardian opulence of Manderston and Ardkinglas.

Scotland's Shrine

The Scottish National War Memorial

Author: Duncan Macmillan

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 9781848221567

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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First mooted in 1917, The Scottish National War Memorial was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales, on 14th July 1927. Paid for by public subscription, this remarkable architectural and artistic achievement articulated a nation's grief. Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, who led a team of artists and craftsmen, it is one of the most ambitious and successful pieces of public art of it is time. Intended to make the Memorial accessible to a wide audience, this unique and beautiful publication will give an account of its fascinating history.

Forgotten Shrines

An Account of Some Old Catholic Halls and Families in England and of Relics and Memorials of the English Martyrs

Author: Bede Camm

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446157

Category: Catholics

Page: 411

View: 5137

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Poets and Poetry of Scotland

From the Earliest to the Present Time, Comprising Characteristic Selections from the Works of the More Noteworthy Scottish Poets

Author: James Grant Wilson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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The Lore of Scotland

A guide to Scottish legends

Author: Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140906171X

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 7964

Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

The Church in Scotland

A History of Its Antecedents, it Conflicts, and Its Advocates, from the Earliest Recorded Times to the First Assembly of the Reformed Church

Author: James Clement Moffat

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reformation

Page: 447

View: 3995


Treatise on Law

Author: St. Thomas Aquinas,Richard J. Regan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205482

Category: Law

Page: 128

View: 7595

This new translation offers fidelity to the Latin in a readable version that will prove useful to students of the natural law tradition in ethics, political theory, and jurisprudence, as well as to students of the Western intellectual tradition.

Every Pilgrim's Guide to Celtic Britain and Ireland

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Libros Liguori


Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 9706

Jones provides a wealth of information on the shrines, churches, saints, and holy sites of the Celtic tradition. Traveling pilgrims are introduced to these special places that link ancient spirituality with modern lives of faith. Photos. Maps.