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Scotland's Lost Houses Paperback – 25 Oct 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (25 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845133935
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845133931
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 1.5 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[A] sumptuous book... Ian Gow covers all this indefensible waste and destruction with dry wit'

(Gavin Stamp Times Literary Supplement)

‘Beautifully illustrated and evocative'

(Country Life)

'An authoritative and beautiful book'

(Scottish Field)

About the Author

Ian Gow was appointed Curator of the National Trust for Scotland in February 1998. he was born and brought up in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot’s School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read History of Art. After a brief spell at the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments in London, he returned in 1979 to the National Monuments Record of Scotland as Curator of the Architectural Colelctions. He is an Honorary Fellow and Honorary Curator of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and an Honorary Fellow of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. He has written extensively on the decorative arts and architecture of Scotland and is the author of The Scottish Interior, Scotland’s Lost Houses and Scottish Houses and Gardens from the Archives of Country Life (all published by Aurum), in addition to many guide books, including that on the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


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A catalogue of neglect and tragedy, thank goodness for the photos which have preserved the heritage we've lost. Made me want to visit every single one, and made me thank goodness that our attitude to conservation has changed so radically in the last forty years.
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This beautifully illustrated book shows how little value was put on many of these beautiful and characterful buildings in the past. Needs must sometimes when the owners could no longer afford their up keep but thank goodness we now have organisiations like the National Trust and National Heritage to save any more of these amazing edifices from destruction. It must be remembered too that it was not just the bricks and mortar that existed but whole communities of staff and owners whose lives depended on these great houses. If only walls, where any are left, could talk!
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beautiful book
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brilliant book,great reading and pictures, terrible that all these wonderful houses are being demolished if you see it ...buy it
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