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Building Knowledge - an Architectural History of the University of Glasgow [Paperback]

Nick Haynes
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20 May 2013
For over 560 years the University of Glasgow has acted as a remarkable patron of architecture. Each generation has sought to maintain and adapt the University s buildings to the ever-changing needs of a world-class teaching and research institution. Often the University has turned to the finest architects, designers and craftsmen to realise its ambitions. Recent survey work undertaken by Historic Scotland in collaboration with the University has unearthed an extraordinary record of these partnerships. Now, for the first time, the story of the University and its buildings can be told through a wealth of never-before-published archive material, ranging from photographs, plans and drawings, to contracts, accounts and personal letters. Building Knowledge traces the development of the institution from its founding in 1451 right up until the present day including the latest chapter in its architectural history, about to be written with the expansion of the main campus. The University s fascinating buildings which continue to inspire thousands of students, residents and visitors have much to tell us about Scotland s enduring role as a centre of learning and culture in both Europe and the wider world. In this lavish new book, the story of a thriving University and the people who built and shaped it is brought to life in vivid detail.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Historic Scotland (20 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849171149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849171144
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 23.1 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,774,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nick Haynes is an architectural historian and historic buildings consultant. In 2011 he was the winner of the Yale Pevsner 60th Anniversary Photographic Competition, and he has previously authored Perth and Kinross: An Illustrated Architectural Guide.

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By Lisa B
This carefully researched and beautifully illustrated book will entrance anyone with a love of architecture or the history of The City of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow has always had a key place in the city's history and this beautifully written, detailed and insightful look at the Gilmore Hill campus building, designed by Gilbert Scott, (who also designed St Pancreas Station in London), will make a fantastic gift to grace the bookcase of any home. This is a story of the building and the building that is key to a city's heart but it also the story of the people who built it. Scots will love this new look at their City of Style - Glasgow but the book will also interest those more generally interested in architecture.

Its wonderful paperback format makes it a stunning gift.
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