Architecture and Landscape

A New Way of LivingA New Way of Living
Georgian Town Planning in the Highlands and Islands
by Gordon Haynes

A New Way of Living tells the broad story of the development of new towns in the Scottish Highlands and Islands post-1750. It pulls together the various strands that influenced the development of the North West Highlands after the disastrous risings and charts the government-backed attempts at esta... more...
Caithness ArchaeologyCaithness Archaeology
Aspects of Prehistory
by A. HealdJ.  Barber

Caithness, the most northerly county in mainland Britain, is one of the richest cultural landscapes in Europe. The relative geographical isolation of the area, traditional landholding and the survival of large estates, combined with the use of flagstone as the main building material since earliest t... more...
CONNEXIONSCONNEXIONS
The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt
by Nigel  Dale

'... His ambition and desire to experiment are without parallel in the last 40 years of structural engineering... Within the pages of this book you’ll find yourself enthralled by the effectiveness and originality of his work. Time and again he has brought structures of astounding ingenuity... more...
Decorative and Innovative Use of ConcreteDecorative and Innovative Use of Concrete
by Graham F. True

This is a broadly chronological account of the decorative and innovative use of Portland cement-based concrete. Contrary to the oft-held belief that concrete is a dull material that is used unimaginatively, this book demonstrates that it can be used in an exciting and inspiring way while benefiti... more...
Landscape and Garden DesignLandscape and Garden Design
Lessons from History
by Gordon Haynes

This book presents a chronological review of garden design which both simplifies the big picture and supplies a rationale, with examples, of the merits and demerits of each design period while reflecting on the social conditions which generated each one. It gathers together design ideas and their im... more...
Managing Upland ResourcesManaging Upland Resources
New Approaches for Rural Environments
by Lois Mansfield

Many traditional approaches to rural land management are strictly sectoral, with a rigid introspective focus. Consequently the impact of silo-driven change on other land users they can often be overlooked or not appreciated. This book critically reviews why there has yet to be a clear route to uplan... more...
Reading The Gaelic LandscapeReading The Gaelic Landscape
Leughadh Aghaidh na Tìre
by John Murray

How many people have looked at a map of the Highlands and been intrigued and yet, at the same time, felt excluded by the wealth and strangeness of the place names recorded? Reading the Gaelic Landscape is a must for anyone who is interested in the Scottish Highlands and its ancient tongue. It will e... more...
Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions: Reviving Palmyra in Multiple Dimensions:
Images, Ruins and Cultural Memory
by Minna SilverGabriele FangiAhmet Denker

This book provides a visual reconstruction of Palmyra, a World Heritage Site situated in Syria, which flourished in Greco-Roman times. Palmyra is situated in a desert oasis and served as a vibrant caravan station on the Silk Road connecting the Roman world with the East. It has been called ‘th... more...
Self PortraitSelf Portrait
The Eyes Within
by William Mitchell

This is the story of Bill Mitchell’s life – his career and his body of work from hospital at an early age to a life of art with commissions offered 80 years later. It describes gaining commissions, experiments with materials and methods and his determination to produce magnificent works ... more...
Windfarm VisualisationWindfarm Visualisation
Perspective or Perception?
by Alan Macdonald, RIBA

Alan Macdonald provides a penetrating analysis of the problems associated with photomontages of proposed wind turbines and he puts forward readily understood ways of ensuring visualisations of proposed developments and new landscape features are more realistic and easier to use, both by the publi... more...

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