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Rebecca M. Bailey, Scottish Architects' Papers – A Source Book , The Rutland Press, 1996. Hardback, £75, ISBN 1 873190 38 7.

Rebecca M. Bailey, Scottish Architects' Papers – A Source Book , The Rutland Press, 1996.... book reviews Rebecca M. Bailey, Scottish Architects' Papers A Source Book, The Rutland isbn i Press, 1996. Hardback, £jc, Scottish Architects' Papers is an expensive, glossy and stylishly produced book. It sets out to help make more accessible the records of the past and to explain the background to the profession and to the various collections of papers which have been located. It is scholarly, authoritative and impeccable in its credentials. The erudite essays of David Walker, Charles until page 88, when the catalogues or McKean and Ian Gow are spread across its pages annotated indexes to the various collections begin, faultlessly assembled by Rebecca Bailey (the editor of the whole bang-shoot), Jane Thomas, Iain Gray and Ian Gow. All in all, this beautiful volume not so glossy as to appear less than seriously worthy is an example of contemporary scholarly veneration for the past as an historical source. Perhaps I should say, 'for the historical sources of the past', but the former suggests more clearly the rationale I sense behind this approach. It is akin, perhaps, to the spab approach to excavation, consolidation and (honest) repair of some ancient tower, carefully preserving the building's history in its http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

Rebecca M. Bailey, Scottish Architects' Papers – A Source Book , The Rutland Press, 1996. Hardback, £75, ISBN 1 873190 38 7.

Architectural Heritage , Volume 9 (1): 105 – Jan 1, 1998

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book reviews Rebecca M. Bailey, Scottish Architects' Papers A Source Book, The Rutland isbn i Press, 1996. Hardback, £jc, Scottish Architects' Papers is an expensive, glossy and stylishly produced book. It sets out to help make more accessible the records of the past and to explain the background to the profession and to the various collections of papers which have been located. It is scholarly, authoritative and impeccable in its credentials. The erudite essays of David Walker, Charles until page 88, when the catalogues or McKean and Ian Gow are spread across its pages annotated indexes to the various collections begin, faultlessly assembled by Rebecca Bailey (the editor of the whole bang-shoot), Jane Thomas, Iain Gray and Ian Gow. All in all, this beautiful volume not so glossy as to appear less than seriously worthy is an example of contemporary scholarly veneration for the past as an historical source. Perhaps I should say, 'for the historical sources of the past', but the former suggests more clearly the rationale I sense behind this approach. It is akin, perhaps, to the spab approach to excavation, consolidation and (honest) repair of some ancient tower, carefully preserving the building's history in its

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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