New book celebrates modern architecture of Glasgow


25 May 2012
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A new book, created by Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council, tells the story of Glasgow's modern architecture. ...

A new book, created by Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council, tells the story of Glasgow's modern architecture.

A new book, created by Historic Scotland and Glasgow City Council, celebrates Glasgow's modern architecture, including 38 post-war listed buildings. Among the buildings included in the book are the former BOAC offices at Buchanan Street, the statue of Dolores Ibarruri at Clyde Street, St Augustine's Church in Milton and the Joseph Black Building at the University of Glasgow.

The 38 post war listed buildings in Glasgow comprise almost one fifth of the national total of post-war listed buildings.

Historic Scotland Head of Listing Elizabeth McCrone said: 'Glasgow is an incredible city that manages to mix different styles and periods of architecture in such a way that reflects all the social and economic changes throughout the centuries.

'Some of the buildings featured in this book were commissioned before the war but were delayed when fighting broke out. Others demonstrate the reaction against austerity following the end of war and rationing, with detailing and flourishes that simply wouldn't have been designed previously.

'Many of these buildings sit as a cornerstone to their communities, they reflect the particular time and purpose behind their creation and I am delighted that we have been able to work with Glasgow City Council to recognise this.'

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The book can be downloaded free from Historic Scotland's website.

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