The Buildings of Scotland - Borders (Pevsner) (2nd Hand Hardback)
The Scottish Borders, one of the most architecturally enticing regions of Scotland, encompass rocky coastlines, rolling moors, and farmland. The early buildings reflect a history of conflict, as do the ruins of the numerous great Borders abbeys.
The River Tweed provides a delightful setting for the burghs of Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, and Kelso, where small weavers' cottages and colossal nineteenth-century mills remain from the once-mighty textile industry.
The region boasts country houses of exceptional quality and importance, including Thirlestane Castle, Traquair, and Paxton as well as Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, which is world-renowned as the fount of nineteenth-century Romanticism.
Other highlights of this comprehensive guide are little-known shooting and fishing lodges, rural steadings, arts and crafts villas, art deco schools, and the extraordinary Sunderland House, a building of Miesian purity by Peter Womersley.
This is the ninth volume of the Pevsner Architectural Guides to the Buildings of Scotland.
- Format : Thick, Slimmer 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (A little dust marking on top & outside edges. Otherwise As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
- Published : 2006 (Pevsner Architectural Guides / Yale University Press - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780300107029
- SKU : B002257
- PPC : SP1100gm
- RRP : Unknown
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Authors : Kitty Cruft, John Dunbar & Richard Fawcett.
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"What a great book on the buildings of the Borders. We live here and see all these excellent stylish houses and castles, but wonder how, what, why, who? And without having to get a guided tour of each one, we have here a superbly researched comprehensive book, by totally dedicated writers - history, architecture, upgrades, everything. It was recommended to me and I can see why. It's the best." - Amazon Review.