Scotland's Lost Houses Paperback – 25 Oct 2008
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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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Great book with excellent photographs and poignent text, thogh sadly out of print.Published 18 months ago by Andy Leggatt
I purchased the book for my daughter's christmas, who is a conservation technician and has a passion for old buildings. She was extremely happy with her gift.Published on 15 Jan. 2013 by Jane Andrew