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Michael Bath, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland

Michael Bath, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland Michael Bath, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland, National Museums of Scotland Publishing, ,     . £. Although Renaissance decorative painting in Scotland is a clearly defined and recognisable subject, it has until now been rather neglected. M. R. Apted’s excellent volume on The Painted Ceilings of Scotland – has been the only comprehensive source for over  years. Perhaps this wanton neglect is because painted ceilings fall between the two disciplines of art and architectural history? Whatever, Mr Bath has addressed the lacuna with this comprehensive and exhaustive examination of the subject. The author defines his scope as beginning with the decorative scheme carried out at Kinneil for the Earl of Arran in the late s (although unfortunately printed as  in the text). It terminates with the work at Culross Palace in . This relatively short period produced such a rich variety of decoration, especially in a time of iconoclasm. He shows that this unique national style was not parochial and that the decorative schemes, artists and patrons were very aware of contemporary trends in continental Europe, as the researches of contemporary architectural historians including Campbell, MacKechnie and Howard have shown. The status of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Michael Bath, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland

Architectural Heritage , Volume 15 (1): 136 – Nov 1, 2004

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Michael Bath, Renaissance Decorative Painting in Scotland, National Museums of Scotland Publishing, ,     . £. Although Renaissance decorative painting in Scotland is a clearly defined and recognisable subject, it has until now been rather neglected. M. R. Apted’s excellent volume on The Painted Ceilings of Scotland – has been the only comprehensive source for over  years. Perhaps this wanton neglect is because painted ceilings fall between the two disciplines of art and architectural history? Whatever, Mr Bath has addressed the lacuna with this comprehensive and exhaustive examination of the subject. The author defines his scope as beginning with the decorative scheme carried out at Kinneil for the Earl of Arran in the late s (although unfortunately printed as  in the text). It terminates with the work at Culross Palace in . This relatively short period produced such a rich variety of decoration, especially in a time of iconoclasm. He shows that this unique national style was not parochial and that the decorative schemes, artists and patrons were very aware of contemporary trends in continental Europe, as the researches of contemporary architectural historians including Campbell, MacKechnie and Howard have shown. The status of

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2004

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