Great Houses of Scotland
The Great Houses featured in this book reveal Scots architecture in its grandest forms. The specially commissioned photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes include stunning close-ups of architectural details and objects, and capture the spirit and style of the houses while Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd's refreshingly personal and informal text is as much about the families, who in many cases still live in these fascinating places, as about the architecture and decoration. The personal selection of twenty-six houses reflects the development of style in Scotland, from old tower houses such as Cawdor through Baroque masterpieces like Drumlanrig and the pioneering Classicism of Kinross right up to the Edwardian opulence of Manderston and Ardkinglas.
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17th-century 1st Earl 2nd Earl 2nd Marquess 3rd Earl 4th Earl 5th Duke Abbotsford Adam's architect architecture Ardkinglas Arniston Baillie Blair Bowhill building built Bute carved castle Cawdor ceiling century chimneypiece Classical Countess Culzean Dalmeny daughter David death decoration Dining Room Drawing Room Drumlanrig Duchess Duff Duke of Atholl Duke of Buccleuch Dunrobin Earl's Earldom East Lothian Edinburgh entrance front entrance hall Gallery garden George Glamis Gosford Gothic Haddo heiress Henry Raeburn House of Dun interior Inveraray Jacobite John John Cornforth King Charles King James Kinross Lady Laird LEFT Library Loch Fyne Lord Lord Arniston Manderston marble Marquess of Ailsa Mellerstain Mount Stuart National Trust Newhailes painted Palace plasterwork portraits PRECEDING PAGES Queen restored RIGHT Robert Adam Rosebery Royal Saloon Scone Scots Scott Scottish Sir Walter Sir William Bruce staircase style Sutherland tapestries Thane Thirlestane tower Traquair turrets Wemyss wife William Adam wing Yester