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ANDREW SAINT, Richard Norman Shaw , Yale University Press, 2010 (Second Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0300155266, £40.00

ANDREW SAINT, Richard Norman Shaw , Yale University Press, 2010 (Second Edition), ISBN-13:... ANDREW SAINT, Richard Norman Shaw, Yale University Press, 2010 (Second Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0300155266, £40.00 At first glance, perhaps there is little reason for the Journal of the AHSS reviewing this book beyond the fact that it is very beautifully produced. The architect in question built nothing in Scotland and this is a second edition – so why am I doing this? Firstly, Richard Norman Shaw was extremely influential on later generations of architects throughout Britain. Secondly, (for once) this second edition has been completely revised and updated and, thirdly, Richard Norman Shaw was of Scottish lineage born in Edinburgh (although he built nothing in his homeland). Andrew Saint has written widely and with great erudition on a wide variety of topics including a perceptive volume on the (often fraught) relationship between Architect and Engineer. He is also the director of the Survey of London but with ‘Richard Norman Shaw’, he returns to a much-loved subject and focus of his first major publication in 1976. However, the author has written a new introduction (worth reading on its own, regardless of the book’s other delights) which recognises changing times and attitudes. In the revised edition, Saint has taken the opportunity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

ANDREW SAINT, Richard Norman Shaw , Yale University Press, 2010 (Second Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0300155266, £40.00

Architectural Heritage , Volume 22 (1): 166 – Nov 1, 2011

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Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, 2011
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Reviews; Historical Studies
ISSN
1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.2011.0025
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ANDREW SAINT, Richard Norman Shaw, Yale University Press, 2010 (Second Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0300155266, £40.00 At first glance, perhaps there is little reason for the Journal of the AHSS reviewing this book beyond the fact that it is very beautifully produced. The architect in question built nothing in Scotland and this is a second edition – so why am I doing this? Firstly, Richard Norman Shaw was extremely influential on later generations of architects throughout Britain. Secondly, (for once) this second edition has been completely revised and updated and, thirdly, Richard Norman Shaw was of Scottish lineage born in Edinburgh (although he built nothing in his homeland). Andrew Saint has written widely and with great erudition on a wide variety of topics including a perceptive volume on the (often fraught) relationship between Architect and Engineer. He is also the director of the Survey of London but with ‘Richard Norman Shaw’, he returns to a much-loved subject and focus of his first major publication in 1976. However, the author has written a new introduction (worth reading on its own, regardless of the book’s other delights) which recognises changing times and attitudes. In the revised edition, Saint has taken the opportunity

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Published: Nov 1, 2011

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