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The Evolving Stair — The development of the stair in Scottish architecture

The Evolving Stair — The development of the stair in Scottish architecture Prefacing this paper with the development in the vernacular tradition in building, the author examines the subject of stone stairs in Scotland. His personal and extensive experience during his career as a conservation architect has helped the author understand the history and evolution of the stair as an integral component of a building which can simultaneously characterise local building tradition in terms of method and materials, indicate technological innovations, and finally represent a language of architectural design and style. In this paper, the author discusses the mural, turnpike, pencheck and scale and platt stair. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

The Evolving Stair — The development of the stair in Scottish architecture

Architectural Heritage , Volume 18 (1): 99 – Nov 1, 2007

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/arch.2007.18.1.99
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Abstract

Prefacing this paper with the development in the vernacular tradition in building, the author examines the subject of stone stairs in Scotland. His personal and extensive experience during his career as a conservation architect has helped the author understand the history and evolution of the stair as an integral component of a building which can simultaneously characterise local building tradition in terms of method and materials, indicate technological innovations, and finally represent a language of architectural design and style. In this paper, the author discusses the mural, turnpike, pencheck and scale and platt stair.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2007

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