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Glasgow [Hardcover]

Charles Jamieson
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Book Description

2 April 2009
Glasgow is a name redolent with vivid images of a colourful past: visions of magnificent ocean liners gliding into the River Clyde and being towed out to sea to begin their adventurous lives; tobacco lords whose determination and skill brought great wealth from the Americas and beyond, great comedians, actors and artists; Sir William Burrell and his collection; Victorian architecture; Alexander 'Greek' Thomson and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Glasgow is made up of layer upon layer of people, places, happenings and history.

The Glasgow we have today is the result of over a thousand years of struggle for survival; struggle to make itself heard, to overcome the hardships of day to day life, to stirke out and succeed in trade and industry, bringing wealth to the city whilst trying to contain and look after its growing population. It is this ability to survive, this determination in the face of gritty reality, which gives the people of Glasgow their humanity and their humour.

This book is a visual celebration of Glasgow, with an elegant and informed text which illuminates this fertile, complicated and much loved city.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln (2 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711221979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711221970
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 1.5 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 380,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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West-coasters will love 'Glasgow', a collection of photographs depicting some of the architectural highlights found in Scotland's biggest city… Capturing the beauty of the place and the diversity of its people, Jamieson also provides a commentary to illuminate his images, showing Glasgow's transformation from the second city of the Empire to its current incarnation as a centre of arts and culture. (Homes & Interiors Scotland)

The Glasgow depicted in Jamieson's lens is a confident metropolis striding with purpose. (Architecture Scotland)

Frances Lincoln seems to have cornered the market in descriptive and excellently photographed books. (Grange Now!)

A celebration of all that has made Glasgow great. (Glasgow Evening Times)

This book happily marries the best of Glasgow from the past, in particular some breathtaking architecture, with the stylish developments of the present in what amounts to a fitting tribute to a proud city and its people. (Evergreen)

This book does not purport to be a theoretical treatise; it is written to inform and should sit comfortably on any architect's coffee table. It is a valuable addition to Glasgow's resurgence and captures the city's unique architectural past. (Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland)

About the Author

CHARLES JAMIESON is a well known artist described by the Herald as 'one of the 50 most collectible Scottish artists working today'. His work is in collections world-wide. Photography plays an important role in Charles's work and although the imagery mostly ends up as paintings, the photographs themselves are often displayed. Four years ago, a touring exhibition of photographs of Cuba entitled "Mi Cuba" included venues such as Glasgow School of Art and The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well presented and good quality 13 Feb 2013
By Wincy
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Bought as a christmas present for an elderly glaswegian friend who hasn't been back for 60 years. She found it very interesting and appreciated the excellent photos
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal present 27 Dec 2011
By Bizzie
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We gave this book as a gift to an elderly gentleman. He loved it, has read it and it now sits on his coffee table for all to see. Very informative book with excellent photographs of Glasgow a good buy for anyone interested in this great city.
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