The Making of Classical Edinburgh (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Edinburgh University Press
Smith, Edwin (photographs)
200 B, W illustrations
200 B/W illustrations
229 x 175 x 33 mm
1317 g
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The Making of Classical Edinburgh (inbunden)

The Making of Classical Edinburgh

With Photographs by Edwin Smith

Inbunden Engelska, 2019-09-30
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The complete 1966 edition reissued with contemporary images by Colin McLean Features 82 photographs by renowned architectural photographer Edwin Smith Includes 80 detailed plans, illustrations and maps New for this edition: a preface and 24 contemporary reproductions of Edwin Smith's original photographs by Colin McLean This famous study of the planning, financing and building of the New Town in Edinburgh brings to life one of the most remarkable urban expansion programmes ever undertaken. A. J. Youngson introduces the modern reader to the vigour of the planning debates, the fundraising schemes, the administrative and legislative infrastructure of planning, the construction of public buildings as poles of attraction for speculative building, and all the hopes, quarrels, victories and civic bankruptcy that went into this great experiment. Superbly illustrated with photographs by acclaimed photographer Edwin Smith, along with a selection of contemporary images and a preface by Colin McLean, this book is a classic work of economic and social history, and a fascinating account of the shaping of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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This beautiful book, a credit in every way to the author, photographer, printers and publisher, should be bought by everyone who professes to care for the arts, the history and the civilisation of Scotland. --The Herald The 83 fine, full-page plates by Edwin Smith and 80 figures from prints and plans compel interest and often admiration and they build up, alike for our citizens or for distant readers, the visual images of "classical" Edinburgh, in gestation, development and to a great extent, completion. --Arthur Geddes "Scottish Geographical Magazine " Professor Youngson's handsomely produced and superbly illustrated book is undoubtedly the most important work on the history of modern Edinburgh to have appeared since Hugo Arnot's celebrated history of 1779. --N.T.Phillipson "The Scottish Historical Review " Absorbing, well-told, deeply researched story with near three-dimensional photographs by Edwin Smith. --The Sunday Times The Making of Classical Edinburgh is everything a scholarly study should be. The text is clear, uncluttered and always illuminating, and James Craig's plans of the New Town are beautifully reproduced. --Scotland on Sunday

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A.J. Youngson was a Professor of Economic History at the University of Edinburgh, and an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He was also the Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland and published extensively about the economic development of British cities.