Building Knowledge: An Architectural History of the University of Glasgow HARDBACK
For over 560 years the University of Glasgow has acted as a remarkable patron of architecture. Each generation of academics and their architects has sought to maintain and adapt the University's buildings to the constantly changing needs of a world-class teaching and research institution, often turning to the finest craftsmen to realise these ambitions. A recent resurvey of campus, undertaken by Historic Scotland in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, unearthed an extraordinary record of these partnerships. A selection of this material is included in this fascinating and lavishly illustrated book, much of it never before published.
Concluding with the University's next stage of development and the expansion of the main campus into the Western Infirmary site, the book also tells Scotland's rich story of learning and culture through its amazing buildings - buildings which continue to inspire today.
Text by Nick Haynes.
Forewords by Fiona Hyslop, former Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, and Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow.
Pages: 216 pages
Publisher: Published in association with Historic Scotland/Alba Aosmhor
Date published: September 2013