The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, 1100-1560 (Hardcover)

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The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, 1100-1560 By Richard Fawcett Cover Image


The first in-depth survey of Scotland's medieval church architecture covers buildings constructed between the early 12th century and the Reformation in 1560. From majestic cathedrals and abbeys to modest parish churches and chapels, Richard Fawcett places the architecture in context by considering the varied sources of ideas that underlay church designs. Over the centuries, Scottish patrons and their masons moved away from a close relationship with England to create a unique late medieval architectural synthesis that took ideas from a wide range of sources. The book concludes with an account of the impact of the Reformation on church construction and design.

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

About the Author

Richard Fawcett is a professor in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews and a principal inspector with Historic Scotland. He is a noted authority on medieval Scottish architecture and the author of Scottish Architecture from the Accession of the Stewarts to the Reformation and other works.

Praise For…

Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
— Alice Davis Hitchcock Award Medallion
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300170498
ISBN-10: 0300170491
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2011
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art