Conference 22-25 April 2015: The Architecture of Scotland in its European Setting 1660-1750

The Architecture of Scotland in its European Setting 1660-1750
22nd-25th April 2015, University of Edinburgh
This conference will review the architecture of Scotland’s early classical period, 1660-1750, set against the backdrop of European sister cultures. It will re-examine the work of major Scottish architects including Sir William Bruce, Mr James Smith, the Mylne family, William Adam and their contemporaries: clients, garden designers and craftsmen. Topics explored will include country houses and their landscaped settings, urban civic and domestic buildings, and the building trade. The nature and value of Scotland’s international connections, particularly with England and mainland Europe, provide the main contexts for this period during which Scottish architects fully embraced classicism for the first time and became strongly influential in shaping taste elsewhere.
More information at https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-of-scotland/
Bookings must be received by 13 April 2015.

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