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Edinburgh : an Illustrated Architectural Guide, Lothian Built Environment Publication

Charles McKean Architecture Book

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Edinburgh: an Illustrated Architectural Guide

Charles McKean Architecture Book
Charles McKean

£11.95

1992, The Rutland Press, 236 pp, paperback

“An architectural guide to the city of Edinburgh – the 16th/17th-century capital of Scotland with celebrated Georgian New Town, confident Victorian banks, tenements and mansions, outlying castles, villages and laird’s houses”.

Edinburgh : an Illustrated Architectural Guide

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Charles McKean

Charles McKean FRSE FRSA FRHistS FRIBA (1946 – 2013) was Professor of Scottish Architectural History at the University of Dundee.

Charles McKean was formerly Secretary and Treasurer of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). Educated at Fettes College, the University of Poitiers (Tours), and the University of Bristol, from 1977 to 1983 he was the architecture critic of the Times. McKean has published a number of articles reconstructing the career of the 16th century courtier and master of work James Hamilton of Finnart. Charles McKean was chairman of the board of Edinburgh World Heritage Trust from 2006 to 2012. He played a critical role in establishing History at Dundee as a leading UK centre in the discipline.

McKean was a leading authority on architecture and history, with a distinguished career that also included being architecture correspondent for The Times newspaper and Chair of UNESCO Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. He was appointed Head of the School of Architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1995, before taking up his position as Professor of Scottish Architectural History in the History department in 1997.

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