9781841660660

Edinburgh: A Guide to Recent Architecture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781841660660

  • ISBN10:

    1841660663

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Ellipsis London Pr Ltd

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Summary

It would be easy to assume that the large amount of building works and new construction in Edinburgh is a consequence of the siting of the new Scottish seat of government, tagged as a 'pretendy Parliament' by Scottish stage personality Billy Connolly. But factors more mundane than the urgings of the 'democratic spirit' can explain this spate of new building: in particular Edinburgh's position as the fourth biggest financial center in Europe; the incidence of developer rather than open competitions; the invitation extended to the American modernist architect Richard Meier to come up with a masterplan for the design of the Edinburgh Park business center; and Edinburgh's 1970s love-affair with the motor-car, the resultant fractured city and early new-millennium ambivalence about private/public transport. Around 100 entries in this book give a framework for understanding what all this means for Edinburgh's built environment and for reading recent architectural design in the city. The new Scottish Parliament is located in Edinburgh and the city is experiencing a mass of new construction. Rodger's book offers concise, reviews of all the significant recent buildings and on-site developments. A critical celebration of Edinburgh's current architectural renaissance. 130 b/w photos.

Table of Contents

Introduction
0(1)
Old Town: Royal Mile
1(1)
Old Town: Holyrood North
2(1)
Old Town: Holyrood South
3(1)
Old Town South
4(1)
The Exchange
5(1)
Tollcross
6(1)
Southside
7(1)
New Town
8(1)
Mid-west
9(1)
West
10(1)
South Gyle and Edinburgh Park
11(1)
North-west
12(1)
Merchiston/Morningside
13(1)
South-east
14(1)
Leith and North Edinburgh
15(1)
Index
16

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