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Mousa to Mackintosh

The Scottishness of Scottish Architecture

Front cover of Mousa to Mackintosh

The architecture of Scotland exists in many forms. In Mousa to Mackintosh, Frank Arneil Walker examines the recognisable and recurring features evident in Scotland’s buildings across the centuries to build a picture of ‘Scottishness’ in architecture.

This chronological history presents an expansive view of architecture in Scotland, from brochs and classical country houses to baronial tower-houses and modernist New Towns, including the work of renowned architects such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Adam, Basil Spence and Robert Lorimer. Walker considers the relationship between national characteristics and international influences in these structures to ask: what is the ‘Scottishness’ of Scottish architecture?

  • Audiences:

    Members, Researchers, Visitors, Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    29 June 2023
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Book (General)
  • Author(s):

    Frank Arneil Walker

    Frank is an architect and architectural historian. He has been engaged in architectural practice and consultancy and has been involved in the committees and councils of many architecture-related bodies. Pursuing an academic career, he has taught at Glasgow School of Art, at the University of Strathclyde where he became Professor, and abroad. He is the author of a number of books, including volumes in the Buildings of Scotland and RIAS Architectural Guides series. For services to architectural history and conservation he was appointed OBE
  • Format(s):

    ISBN: 9781849173285
    288pp, 250mm x 205mm
    150 illustrations
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  • Subjects:

    Architecture, History, Scotland