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The making of classical Edinburgh, 1750-1840

Author: A J Youngson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author describes the vigour of the planning debates, the fundraising schemes, the adminstrative and legislative infrastructure of planning, the construction of public buildings as poles of attraction for speculative building, and all the hopes, quarrels, victories and civic bankruptcy that went into this great experiment." "Illustrated with over 160 photographs and line drawings, this invaluable work of history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A J Youngson
ISBN: 074861768X 9780748617685
OCLC Number: 52193726
Description: xxx, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The 'Proposals' of 1752; 2. Economic Background and Local Government; 3. Public Building before 1784; 4. The New Town: Craig's Plan; 5. Extensions Southward; 6. Public Works, 1800-30; 7. Private Development after 1800; 8. Social Life; 9. After 1830.
Responsibility: A.J. Youngson.

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A. J. Youngson's classic book recreates and brings to life one of the most comprehensive, detailed and remarkable urban expansion programmes ever undertaken.  Read more...

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Absorbing, well-told, deeply researched story with near three-dimensional photographs by Edwin Smith. This beautiful book, a credit in every way to the author, photographer, printers and publisher, Read more...

 
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