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Scottish Medieval Churches: Architecture & Furnishings: Architecture and Furnishings
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Scottish Medieval Churches: Architecture & Furnishings: Architecture and Furnishings

By Fawcett, Richard

UK: Tempus, 2002. Paperback. Very Good. 17.2 x 1 x 24.8 cm. P/B 384 pages, condition is very good. A major difficulty for those who wish to understand and enjoy Scottish medieval churches is the ecclesiological groundwork was not carried out in the nineteenth century in the way that was done for England and other parts of Europe. In an effort to interpret what they see when visiting Scottish churches, many people attempt to apply techniques of analysis they have learned from English publications but that way madness lies. Even in the twelfth and eleventh centuries, when architectural relationships between Lowland Scotland and England were close, Scotland followed its own course in many respects, while in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Scottish architecture followed an almost completely different course from that of England. The present ground-breaking work makes good this deficit and analyses the planning and detailing of Scottish churches from 1120 to 1560 with hundreds of illustrated examples that can be firmly dated. The result is a book that will be welcomed by scholars but, equally importantly, will also be treasured by the hundreds of thousands of ordinary church-crawlers who value this aspect of Scotland's medieval heritage. For them this book, overdue by more than 100 years is a must.

$22.65

None Bolder: The History of the 51st (Highland) Division in the Second World War
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None Bolder: The History of the 51st (Highland) Division in the Second World War

By Doherty, Richard

UK: Spellmount, 2006. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 16.5 x 3.2 x 23.4 cm. H/B 304 pages, condition is As New. A history of one of the most famous British infantry division of the Second World War, formed from battalions of the Scottish Highland regiments, which fought in France, in North Africa, Sicily; the Normandy landings; and the subsequent campaign through France, into the Low Countries and finally, into Germany.

$21.35

Castles of Scotland (Pitkin)
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Castles of Scotland (Pitkin)

By editor

Pitkin, 2000. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7" x 9.75. P/B 32 pages, illustrated. Condition is Very Good

$7.77

Historic Buildings of New Zealand: North Island
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Historic Buildings of New Zealand: North Island

By New Zealand Historic Places Trust

Cassell New Zealand, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 9.5" X 12.5. H/B 271 pages, condition is very good. This volume is the first in a two part series, "Historic Buildings of New Zealand", published in conjunction with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. It concentrates on the buildings of the North Island, using them to illustrate and tie together many aspects of New Zealand's history. The buildings featured range from richly decorated Maori meeting houses to the modest homes of settlers and missionaries, from early industrial and commercial buildings to the farm buildings and mansions of successful sheep farmers, from the Gothic proportions and elegance of a pro-cathedral to the unpretentious dignity of Maori churches in Northland. Over 215 black and white illustrations, Over 110 colour Illustrations This is a very heavy item and extra postage for delivery outwith the |UK will be required

$38.83

Midlothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide
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Midlothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide

By Thomas, Jane

The Rutland Press, 1995. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 5.5" X 8.5. p/b 136 pages, condition is very good.

$12.94

Historic Buildings of Angus
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Historic Buildings of Angus

By Ronald G Cant

UK: Angus Historic Buildings Society, 1974. Soft cover. Very Good. 5.5" X 8.25. p/b 40 pages, + fold out map.

$12.94

Homes Vol. 1
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Homes Vol. 1

By Tigges, Richard

UK: Baufritz (UK) Ltd., 2013. Hardcover. Very Good. 265mm x 215mm. h/b 161 pages, condition is very good. no DJ. In our book we are presenting over 20 inspirational eco houses that Baufritz built successfully together with our clients over the last few years, in the UK and elsewhere. All designs are illustrated with large scale perspectives and floor plans as a pattern book for you to use. the houses all vary in style, size and context; they are as different as their owners but truly represent their personality and design intent. We have interviewed them or their architects to get a retrospective view on their experience of designing and building a new home. Their stories give you a valuable insight into the personal background of the projects and you will find out if their expectations were met and if the house still works years after it has ben designed. (Oliver Rehm)

$97.07

Midlothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (RIAS/Landmark Trust)
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Midlothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (RIAS/Landmark Trust)

By Thomas, Jane

UK: Rutland Press, 1995. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 21.2 x 14 x 1 cm. p/b 136 pages, condition is very good. Part of a series of architectural guides to Scotland. This book traces the history and development of Midlothian from its royal palace at Dalkeith to the industrial activity around Bilston and Newtongrange. It also features historical anecdotes about the personalities connected with the region.

$16.18

West Lothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide
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West Lothian: An Illustrated Architectural Guide

By Jaques, Richard

UK: Rutland Press, 1994. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 21.4 x 13.6 x 1 cm. p/b 116 pages, condition is very good. An illustrated architectural guide to West Lothian, the 17th-century garden of Scotland. The book covers chateaux, Hopetoun House, the House of the Binns, Blackness Castle and Linlithgow Palace. Mining, paraffin, iron-working, timber-trading and shoe-making were principal industries of the area.

$32.36

Elements of Architectural Design : A Photographic Sourcebook - 2nd Edition
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Elements of Architectural Design : A Photographic Sourcebook - 2nd Edition

By Burden, Ernest E.

Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2000. 2nd Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8.5" x 11. P/B 342 pages, condition is Very Good, minor edge wear and a crease to the rear cover. This book offers quick access to thousands of ideas, terms, and photographs related to the essential elements of architectural design. Comprehensive and easy to use, it combines the best features of a dictionary, photographic guide, and textbook making information simple to find. It lets you search visually (through the photographs), alphabetically (by index), or by general subject (through chapter headings).Throughout, chapters are arranged to cover different aspects of architectural design, establishing a solid framework that puts information into a physical, historical, and conceptual context. No other reference covers the subject with so much flexibility and from so many perspectives in a single volume.

$25.88

The Scottish Castle (3rd Edition)
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The Scottish Castle (3rd Edition)

By Cruden, Stewart H.

UK: Spurbooks Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$19.41

Fabric And Function A Century Of School Building In Edinburgh 1872-1972
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Fabric And Function A Century Of School Building In Edinburgh 1872-1972

By Stephen, Walter M.

Edinburgh, Scotland: Hills of Home, 1972. 1st . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5.75 X 8.25. P/B 118 pages. Condition is very good. The history of school building in Edinburgh, with photographs and plans.

$12.94

Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys
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Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

By Rev D Butler

A & C Black, 1901. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 210 pages, condition is very good. Dark Green boards with black lettering and design to the front cover and spine.

$16.18

The Romance of St Georges Chapel Windsor Castle
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The Romance of St Georges Chapel Windsor Castle

By Henry W Blackburne

Raphael Tuck, 1936. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. h/b 79 pages, condition is very good. Bright blue boards with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine photoplate insert to the front cover.

$11.00

Locks and Lavatories: The Architecture of Privacy
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Locks and Lavatories: The Architecture of Privacy

By Planel, Philippe

UK: English Heritage, 2000. Paperback. Very Good. 10.1 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches. LOCKS AND LAVATORIES THE ARCHITECTURE OF PRIVACY Step through the doorway of your own home and discover its fascinating past. Today we jealously guard our privacy, but in previous centuries living was much more communal. How has this change been reflected in the layout and furnishings of houses? How has the single-room hut of prehistoric times evolved into the house of today, each room with its own function? Discover: ? ? ? How the medieval hall has shrunk to an entrance lobby Why bathrooms only became common in houses after the late nineteenth century Why separate servants' quarters and staircases were created Why three-legged stools were more popular than four-legged ones ??? How labour-saving devices have transformed the home

$9.71

Edinburgh: An Illustrated Architectural Guide
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Edinburgh: An Illustrated Architectural Guide

By McKean, Charles

UK: Scottish Academic Press Ltd, 1983. 3rd Edition . Paperback. Very Good. p/b 120 pages, condition is very good. More often sacked and ravished than any other city thanks to the attentions of its southern neighbour, Edinburgh's fluctuating fortunes have seen it change from being host to ambassadors from all over Europe as Scotland's capital under James VI, to becoming a capital of the mind once Crown and Parliament had departed to London. Edinburgh generated the vitality of the Scottish Enlightenment and for a time became the intellectual centre of Europe. Romantic and picturesque, Edinburgh "Genius locii" was exemplified in the works of Scott and Burns. In the 19th century Edinburgh came to be characterized by its professions and the fame acquired in the ranks of the law, medicine, architecture and the kirk. Today it is the fourth largest economic centre in Europe. The author reveals the unfamiliar Edinburgh - the history and character of a unique European city. McKean also wrote "The Scottish Thirties" and "Glasgow".

$22.65

Mid-Victorian Masterpiece

By Cocks, Barnett

UK: BCA, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. H/B 208 pages, condition is very good. The New Palace of Westminster stands today as London's most widely recognised landmark. Begun in the reign of William IV, and built to the plans of Sir Charles Barry, it was not completed until 1870, when it was fairly regarded as a masterpiece of mid-Victorian architecture. Few, however, would guess at the wry history that lies within its walls: a history of construction and subsequent desecration which the members of the 'mother of parliaments' have, with their own special skill or folly, stage-managed throughout the years. As a tale of missed opportunities, incompetence and bumbledom. This story stands as a classic. It opened with the tragi-comedy of the fire in 1834, whose inevitability had been forseen for years, but which nonetheless blazed for hours before steps were taken to extinguish it. Yet the crowd of thrilled sightseers who witnessed the unrivalled spectacle of its destruction could continue today as the destruction itself continues, to witness the trees in New Palace Yard that are withering and dying in their concrete beds an attempt to hide the white elephant of an underground car park.

$12.29

Scottish Garden Buildings: An Illustrated Exploration Through History

By Buxbaum, Tim

UK: Mainstream Publishing, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1.9 x 21 x 27.9 cm. Scottish Garden Buildings explores the neglected and unknown structures of historic Scots, gardens and estates. With the encouragement of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland the author investigated examples of the estate buildings which were once associated with Country Houses and their gardens all over Scotland. Revealed were a wealth of decorative and useful buildings which, at their best, exhibit an alluring combination of charm, dexterity and attention to whimsical detail. The curious nature and uncertain future then facing many of these unusual structues encouraged him to supplement his fieldwork with academic research. Thus we have Pineapple houses, early fish farms, walled gardens, orangeries and ice houses. We also have mausolea, gatelodges, obelisks, grottos, summerhouses and other structures often the testing ground of a new idea by a celebrated architect as a monument to vanity or eccentricity.

$19.41

Dundee: An Illustrated Introduction

By McKean, Charles

UK: RIAS Publishing, 1984. Paperback. Very Good. p/b 152 pages, condition is very good.

$11.00

Gordon: An Illustrated Architectural Guide

By Shepherd, Ian

UK: Rutland Press, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. 21.4 x 14 x 1.4 cm. p/b 224 pages, condition is very good. An architectural guide to Gordon, which stretches from the foothills of the Cairngorms to the coast, a landscape of rich farmland, small towns, country kirks and, above all, castles - Kildrummy, Castle Fraser, Huntly, Leith Hall and Meldrum House, amongst others.

$19.41

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