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by John Gifford

  • Author: John Gifford
  • ISBN: 0300096739
  • ISBN13: 978-0300096736
  • ePub: 1194 kb | FB2: 1452 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (March 11, 1988)
  • Pages: 480
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Fife (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Scotland) ePub download

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and Ireland. Begun in the 1940s by the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the 46 volumes of the original Buildings of England series were published between 1951 and 1974. The series was then extended to Scotland, Wales and Ireland in the late 1970s.

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Edinburgh (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of Scotland). What others are saying. Dumfries and Galloway by John Gifford. These unrivalled guides, The Buildings of Scotland, give the scholarly reader insights into every significant Scottish. Dumfries and Galloway.

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of the British Isles. Begun in the 1940s by art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the 46 volumes of the original Buildings of England series were published between 1951 and 1974. The series was then extended to the restr of the Britih Isles in the late 1970s. The Scottish and Irish guides were incomplete as of summer 2012.

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of the United Kingdom. Begun in the 1940s by art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the 46 volumes of the Buildings of England series were published between 1951 and 1975. The series was then extended to Scotland and Wales, and in the 1990s the Buildings of Ireland series was begun. The Scottish, Welsh and Irish guides are incomplete as of Spring 2008.

Part of the The Buildings of Scotland Series). Perth and Kinross, at the geographical heart of Scotland, contains a wide diversity of buildings including the remains of a Roman line of forts and watch towers, carved stones erected by the warrior aristocracy of the sixth to ninth centuries, the inventive medieval Dunkeld Cathedral, and the island fortress of Lochleven Castle. Blair Castle's ry stucco work is unequalled in Scotland. Content of the volumes .

The Pevsner Architectural Guides are a series of guide books to the architecture of Great Britain and . The Buildings of Scotland similarly features hybrid divisions, with volumes such as Fife and Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire reflecting their traditional county boundaries whilst Highland and Islands corresponds to the modern counterparts.

Fife's most famous buildings include Dunfermline Abbey, with its sturdy Norman nave; St Andrews cathedral, the focus of the old University town on the North Sea coast; the foursquare post-Reformation kirk at Burntisland; the palace of Falkland, where James V became Britain's first patron of Renaissance architecture on the grand scale; and the little royal burghs along the coastal fringe, each with its harbour and its strings of vernacular houses presided over by the kirk and tollbooth. Cupar, at the centre of Fife's long peninsula, is the seat of local government and one of the most charming and prosperous of Scottish towns. Less well known are Fife's tower houses like Scotstarvit, the old seaboard castles of St Andrews and Ravenscraig, the picturesque Balgonie Castle and the thoroughly domesticated Kellie Castle. Of Fife's churches one of the most beautiful is Dairsie; and three centuries of inventive design in burial monuments come to an unexpected climax in a work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the MacDuff cemetery, East Wemyss.