Scottish Country

Scottish Country

Charles Maclean / Nov 12, 2019

Scottish Country This book explores Scotland s secluded country houses its gardens traditions and culture revealing an authentic and highly diverse Scottish style There is a world of difference between a Highland l

  • Title: Scottish Country
  • Author: Charles Maclean
  • ISBN: 0500015619
  • Page: 350
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  • This book explores Scotland s secluded country houses, its gardens, traditions and culture, revealing an authentic and highly diverse Scottish style There is a world of difference between a Highland laird s manse and a 17th century fortified house or a crofter s stone cottage The full range of these various types of home is shown here a tiled Edwardian kitchen at Ardkinglas a bright, richly decorated ceiling inside a thick walled Jacobean tower house a wall decorated with fish in a lodge at Camasunary This welcoming civility is set against the manifold splendours of the landscape, with its windswept hills, craggy coastlines and lakes veiled in mist Many of the treasures of Scottish life are also explored, in sections on painted ceilings, Romantic painting, Harris Tweed, tartans, pottery, doocots, trout and salmon fishing, deerstalking and grouse shooting A directory lists houses and gardens open to the public, as well as island fours, inns, hotels and antique shows even where to buy armour Scotland has contributed to world culture than any other country of its size, producing such figures as Robert Burns, Adam Smith, Sir Walter Scott and Thomas Carlyle Here is ample proof that it also has its own characteristic style to inspire and delight the beholder Charles Maclean, writer, lives in Argyll Christopher Simon Sykes is co author, with Caroline Seebohm, of English Country 1987 , also available from Thames and Hudson.

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    2. Arrived in a timely manner. The condition was much better than expected. A great insight to Scottish life style.

    3. This older book offers good photographs and just enough text to make interesting reading without getting bogged down. I was very pleased to be able to find this book still available.

    4. From the writing to the splendid photographs to the book production itself, this is a superlative volume without peer. Sadly, it is OOP but, if the subject matter is relevant to your interests or to your métier, this title mandates acquisition at any cost.

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