Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen.pdf

Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen.pdf


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.

Joseph Sharples studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. His first job was with the Victorian Society in Manchester, followed by eleven years as curator at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He is author of the Liverpool city volume in the Pevsner Architectural Guides series and has held research posts at the University of Liverpool on the architectural patronage of the city's nineteenth-century merchants. He has worked most recently at Glasgow University as lead researcher on the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. David W. Walker took his degrees at the University of St Andrews, writing his doctoral thesis on Peddie & Kinnear. He worked for the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland before moving to the University of Warwick in 2005 to study the life and work of Sir Basil Spence. He is co-author of Aberdeenshire: North and Moray in this series. Matthew Woodworth is a specialist in medieval architecture. He received his M.A. from the Courtauld Institute, London and his PhD from Duke University, U.S.A, where he now teaches. He is co-author of Aberdeenshire: North and Moray in this series.


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