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Aberdeenshire : South and Aberdeen (Hardcover) (Joseph Sharples & David W. Walker & Matthew Woodworth)
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The second of two books exploring the buildings of the north-east of Scotland, this volume surveys Aberdeen – the nation’s third-largest city – and the southern area of Aberdeenshire, including the former county of Kincardineshire. Among Aberdeen’s architectural highlights are the great medieval cathedral and burgh church of St Nicholas, the buildings of King’s College, and magnificent civic, commercial and domestic buildings of the Victorian and Edwardian age. In addition, the book showcases not only Aberdeenshire’s greatest houses and castles including Crathes, Craigievar and Balmoral, the royal family’s Scottish estate, but also buildings and monuments as varied in scale and type as prehistoric hillforts, Georgian town houses, rural churches, fishing lodges and textile mills. Both volumes are comprehensively illustrated with specially commissioned colour photography.
The second of two books exploring the buildings of Aberdeenshire, this volume surveys Aberdeen?the third-largest city in Scotland?and its surrounding areas. Aberdeen?s architectural highlights, including magnificent civic buildings constructed in local gray granite, are featured and comprehensively illustrated with specially commissioned photography. Also included are historic industrial buildings connected to Aberdeen?s role as an important hub of whisky distilleries. In addition, the book showcases Aberdeenshire?s magnificent residential buildings including Balmoral, the British royal family?s Scottish estate, as well as a number of other castles and fine country houses.
Number of Pages: 832
Genre: Architecture, Travel
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain, History / General
Series Title: Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of England
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Joseph Sharples & David W. Walker & Matthew Woodworth
Street Date: March 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0355