Synopses & Reviews
The second of two books exploring the buildings of Aberdeenshire, this volume surveys Aberdeenandmdash;the third-largest city in Scotlandandmdash;and its surrounding areas. Aberdeenandrsquo;s architectural highlights, including magnificent civic buildings constructed in local gray granite, are featured and comprehensively illustrated with specially commissioned photography. Also included are historic industrial buildings connected to Aberdeenandrsquo;s role as an important hub of whisky distilleries. In addition, the book showcases Aberdeenshireandrsquo;s magnificent residential buildings including Balmoral, the British royal familyandrsquo;s Scottish estate, as well as a number of other castles and fine country houses.and#160;
and#8220;The scope of the book, its useful format, and the quality of its reproductions makes Dudee and Angus a learned and sturdy companion for all those interested in the region, which it is a pleasure to see brought to the publicand#8217;s attention.and#8221;and#8212;Lizzie Swarbrick, Burlington Magazine,
This volume in the Buildings of Scotland series explores the rich architectural diversity of Dundee and Angus. Dundee, the fourth-largest city in Scotland, boasts some of the country's finest ecclesiastical, public, industrial, and commercial buildings, including the unique Maggie's Centre designed by Frank Gehry. Beyond Dundee lies the predominantly rural county of Angus, where visitors can see stunning Pictish and early Christian monuments, castles, country houses, and the famed Bell Rock Lighthouse, the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse.
This volume surveys the architectural highlights of Aberdeenandmdash; Scotlandandrsquo;s third-largest cityandmdash; and its surrounding areas, including historic industrial structures, civic buildings, and magnificent estates.
About the Author
and#160;studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. His first job was with the Victorian Society in Manchester,and#160;followed byand#160;eleven years asand#160;curator at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Heand#160;is author of theand#160;Liverpooland#160;
city volume in the Pevsner Architectural Guides series andand#160;has held research posts at the University of Liverpool on the architectural patronage of the cityandrsquo;s nineteenth-century merchants.and#160;He has workedand#160;most recently at Glasgow University as lead researcher on the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.and#160;
David W. Walker took his degrees at the University of St Andrews, writing his doctoral thesis on Peddie and Kinnear. He worked for the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland before moving to the University of Warwick in 2005 to study the life and work of Sir Basil Spence. He is co-author ofand#160;Aberdeenshire: North and Morayand#160;in this series.and#160;
Matthew Woodworthand#160;is a specialist in medieval architecture. Heand#160;received his M.A. from the Courtauld Institute, London and his PhD from Duke University, U.S.A, where he now teaches. He is co-author ofand#160;Aberdeenshire: North and Morayand#160;in this series.