The Hero Building by Johnny Rodger

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  • Title: The Hero Constructing
  • Author: Johnny Rodger
  • Category: Structure
  • Date: March 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781138570108


Ebook description:

Why was it that, throughout Scotland over the past two and a half centuries, architectural monuments had been raised to nationwide heroes? Have been hero buildings commissioned as manifestations of sure social beliefs, or as a constructed environmental type of social advocacy? And in that case, then how and why had been social goals and intentions translated into architectural type, and the way efficient had been they? A practice of constructing architectural monuments to commemorate nationwide heroes developed as a particular characteristic of the Scottish constructed setting. As concrete manifestations of highly effective social and political currents of thought and opinion, these hero buildings make essential statements about identification, the nation and social historical past. The ebook examines this architectural tradition by finding out a distinguished collection of buildings, such because the Burns monuments in Alloway, Edinburgh and Kilmarnock, the Edinburgh Scott Monument, the Glenfinnan Monument and the Wallace Monument in Stirling. They provide testimony to how a wide range of architectural varieties and kinds may be tailored by way of time to bear explicit social messages of symbolic weight. This custom, which accurately permits us to dwell on essential social problems with the previous, has been considerably uncared for in severe architectural historical past and heritage, and certainly one of many major monuments has already been destroyed. By elevating consciousness of this wealthy architectural and social heritage, whereas analysing and deciphering the buildings of their historic context, this ebook makes an thrilling and unique scholarly contribution to the present debates on identification and nationality happening in Scotland and the broader UK


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