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Charles McKean, The Scottish Chateau: The Country House in Renaissance Scotland , Sutton Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0 7509 2323 7. £25.00

Charles McKean, The Scottish Chateau: The Country House in Renaissance Scotland , Sutton... Charles McKean, The Scottish Chateau: The Country House in Renaissance 2001, isbn o 7509 2323 7. £25.00 fascination with this subject has long been recognised and through a variety Charles McKean's of erudite lectures and articles (over more than the last decade) he has promulgated his ideas but not without some controversy. Therefore this book has been awaited with some anticipation. It was certainly worth the wait and is an essential read for any serious scholar of the period. For me, getting beyond the title was the difficult problem. I did and it was worth it! I fear the author doesn't really justify the use of the term chateau either through the exemplary range of contemporary sources quoted or on stylistic terms. Thankfully the subtitle describes exactly what the book is about admirably. This is in effect the second book to have come out directly from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's 1990 Edinburgh Festival exhibition on the Scottish Renaissance, which was jointly curated by Dr Deborah Howard and the author. Dr Howard wrote a book covering all the different aspects of the architecture of the period in The Architectural History of Scotland series entitled Scottish Architecturefrom http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Charles McKean, The Scottish Chateau: The Country House in Renaissance Scotland , Sutton Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0 7509 2323 7. £25.00

Architectural Heritage , Volume 13 (13): 148 – Jan 1, 2002

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Charles McKean, The Scottish Chateau: The Country House in Renaissance 2001, isbn o 7509 2323 7. £25.00 fascination with this subject has long been recognised and through a variety Charles McKean's of erudite lectures and articles (over more than the last decade) he has promulgated his ideas but not without some controversy. Therefore this book has been awaited with some anticipation. It was certainly worth the wait and is an essential read for any serious scholar of the period. For me, getting beyond the title was the difficult problem. I did and it was worth it! I fear the author doesn't really justify the use of the term chateau either through the exemplary range of contemporary sources quoted or on stylistic terms. Thankfully the subtitle describes exactly what the book is about admirably. This is in effect the second book to have come out directly from the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland's 1990 Edinburgh Festival exhibition on the Scottish Renaissance, which was jointly curated by Dr Deborah Howard and the author. Dr Howard wrote a book covering all the different aspects of the architecture of the period in The Architectural History of Scotland series entitled Scottish Architecturefrom

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Published: Jan 1, 2002

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