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Title :

The Earl of Mar and Scottish Baroque

Author :
STEWART, Margaret C. H. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
An account of the Baroque elements in the plans of the Earl of Mar, begins by describing the nature of Mar's landscape and architectural designs in terms of his life as a statesman. Demonstrates how Mar's drawings elucidate two prevailing approaches to design : an eclectic and empirical method of selection and reinvention with a strong tendency to innovate, that arises from a sophisticated and distinctive national educational tradition, and direct borrowings from historic models. At Alloa, Mar extended and developed the concept of cultural memory (the fusion of history, topography and national identity), to an extent that a new stylistic category of garden design can be suggested - the 'Scottish historical landscape'. The paper was presented at the symposium Nationality and Scottish architecture, held to celebrate the half-way mark of the Buildings of Scotland series at Edinburgh College of Art, 1997. ;
Pagination/Size :
10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Alloa (GBR) ; Architecture ; Baroque (art) ; Dessin d'architecture ; Grande-Bretagne ; Identité nationale ; Mar, John Erskine, earl of, 1675-1732 ; Paysagisme ; Projets ; Scotland (GBR) ; 1600-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Alloa (GBR) ; Architectural drawing ; Architecture ; Baroque ; Great Britain ; Landscape architecture ; Mar, John Erskine, earl of, 1675-1732 ; National identity ; Projects ; Scotland (GBR) ; 1600-1800 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Architectural heritage, 1998, 9
INIST identifier :
24998543 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;