The Builders of Edinburgh New Town 1767-1795 Anthony Lewis

ISBN: 9781904965480

Published: September 30th 2014

Hardcover

192 pages


Description

The Builders of Edinburgh New Town 1767-1795  by  Anthony    Lewis

The Builders of Edinburgh New Town 1767-1795 by Anthony Lewis
September 30th 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781904965480 | 7.57 Mb

Edinburgh is one of the world s most beautiful cities. Its New Town enjoys UNESCO World Heritagestatus and this book provides the hitherto unwritten history about the men who actually built it. Althoughworkingfor Britains greatest architects, RobertMoreEdinburgh is one of the world s most beautiful cities. Its New Town enjoys UNESCO World Heritagestatus and this book provides the hitherto unwritten history about the men who actually built it. Althoughworkingfor Britains greatest architects, Robert Adam and Sir William Chambers, many tradesmen harboured ambitions tobuild in the New Town themselves and they came to enjoy unprecedented status for their work.

Dr Lewis tells their story, based on his PhD research, to bring little-known heroes out of the shadows. He starts with men studying under journeyman-mason George Jameson who wrote a pioneering pattern book for builders.He then focuses on men like William Christie, Duncan Drummond, and John Young who all enjoyed successful careers, John Brough whose business ended in disaster, and James Nisbet whoeven competed with the great Robert Adam.

He concludes by considering the impact the builders hadbeyondEdinburgh, including abroad. With a foreword by Professor Richard Rodger.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "The Builders of Edinburgh New Town 1767-1795":


koszulki24.com.pl

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us