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Glendinning, Miles 1956-

Works: 59 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 2,963 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: NA975, 720.9411
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Most widely held works by Miles Glendinning
Architecture's evil empire? : the triumph and tragedy of global modernism by Miles Glendinning( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Los Angeles to London, Beijing to Bilbao, cities around the world nowadays boast iconic buildings by celebrity 'starchitects' that compete for attention on the skyline and in the media. But in recent years, criticism of these 'gestural' structures, famous for their exaggerated forms, has been growing. Miles Glendinning's impassioned polemic, Architecture's Evil Empire?, looks at how such cult works have fatally subverted the built environment as a whole. How a world-wide 'empire' of contemporary modernism emerged within the context of global capitalism's excesses is explained in this book." "Arguing against the excesses of iconic design, Glendinning advocates a modern renewal that seeks to remedy the tragically alienated state of contemporary architecture, although his is a renewal that contrasts strongly with the traditionalist visions of America's New Urbanists or Britain's Prince Charles. Mingling scholarship with wry humour and a genuine concern for the present situation, Architecture's Evil Empire? will raise heated debates across the continents, for this book is essential reading for architects, planners and everyone else concerned about the built environment of now and tomorrow."--Jacket
Scottish architecture by Miles Glendinning( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scotland is almost unique among smaller European nations in the distinctiveness and richness of its architectural heritage, dominated from the earliest times by monumental stone buildings. Prehistoric tombs and houses, early Christian, Romanesque and Gothic churches, medieval and Renaissance castles and places were followed, from the 17th century onward, under the stimulus of burgeoning wealth and power, by buildings reflecting a dazzling range of stylistic movements and forceful designers - including world-renowned names such as Robert Adam, Alexander Thomsor and C.R. Mackintosh. When reaction came in the 20th century, Scotland again saw distinctive developments and personalities." "Miles Glendinning and Aonghus MacKechnie bring these diverse movements and architects to life, while setting them in their wider cultural context. The built environment has always been one of the central strands of Scottish identity, and this book, for the first time, sets out its story in concise and readable form."--Jacket
The conservation movement : a history of architectural preservation : antiquity to modernity by Miles Glendinning( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable? Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and reverence in many societies, including classical Rome and Greece. But only in modern Europe and America, in the last two centuries, has this care been elaborated and energised into a forceful, dynamic ideology: a 'Conservation Movement', infused with a sense of historical destiny and loss, that paradoxically shared many of the characteristics of Enlightenment modernity. The close inter-relationship between conservation and modern civilisation was most dramatically heightened in periods of war or social upheaval, beginning with the French Revolution, and rising to a tragic climax in the 20th-century age of totalitarian extremism; more recently the troubled relationship of 'heritage' and global commercialism has become dominant. Miles Glendinning's new book authoritatively presents, for the first time, the entire history of this architectural Conservation Movement, and traces its dramatic fluctuations in ideas and popularity, ending by questioning whether its recent international ascendancy can last indefinitely
A history of Scottish architecture : from the Renaissance to the present day by Miles Glendinning( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland by Miles Glendinning( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two fundamental questions are addressed in these pages. Firstly: why were tower blocks held to provide good dwellings - better than any previous form of dense urban housing? Here, the authors explore the beliefs of designers and theorists in technical matters such as density, layout, construction and services, as well as in the less easily defined, yet equally urgent, search for 'community' in new housing. And they show that, alongside all this, there ran a belief that it was possible, in at least some of these solutions, to achieve an absolute architectural quality
Building a nation : the story of Scotland's architecture by Ranald MacInnes( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scotland's astonishing architectural heritage is one of the defining images of the country. This book asks what exactly makes 'Scottish' architecture, carrying the story from the royal palaces of the Stewart kings when Scottish architecture began to develop the confidence and range that made it distinctive, through to the present day with its new flowering of creativity following on from years of post-war austerity and municipal planning."--Jacket
Basil Spence : buildings & projects by Basil Spence( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of Britain's most celebrated architects, Basil Spence's beautiful and varied oeuvre has until now defied proper analysis in the wider 20th century cultural context. This book combines critical essays with a chronological framework to paint a vivid picture of the architect and his time
Scotch baronial : architecture and national identity in Scotland by Miles Glendinning( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a politically-framed examination of Scotland's kaleidoscopic "castle architecture," tracing how it was used to serve successive political agendas both prior to and during the three "unionist centuries" from the early 17th century to the 20th century. The book encompasses many of the country's most important historic buildings - from the palaces left behind by the "lost" monarchy, to revivalist castles and the proud town halls of the Victorian age - examining their architectural styles and tracing their wildly fluctuating political and national connotations. it ends by bringing the story into the 21st century, exploring how contemporary "neo-modernist" architecture in today's Scotland, as exemplified in the Holyrood parliament, relates to concepts of national identity in architecture over the previous centuries
Clone city : crisis and renewal in contemporary Scottish architecture by Miles Glendinning( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clone City brings architecture, for the first time, into the mainstream of debates about Scottish cultural identity. It analyses polemically the ways in which contemporary market-led globalisation has fragmented and debased the Scottish urban environment. It examines the pointers to possible solutions provided by history, and especially by the lessons of the 20th-century Modern Movement. Building on these examples, it sketches out ways in which a more socially organic and place-specific architecture can be reconciled with modernity's pressure of freedom and individuality and it shows how that process can actively help in the building of a Scottish identity under home rule. * Integrates architecture and the built environment into mainstream Scottish cultural identity debates; introduces architectural issues to the wider Scottish public * The first book to set out a critical, polemical position on Scottish architecture * Sets contemporary Scottish architecture and city planning issues in a comprehensive historical context * Examines the relevance of the ideas of Patrick Geddes to the contemporary Scottish city
Rebuilding Scotland : the postwar vision, 1945-1975 by Miles Glendinning( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern architect : the life and times of Robert Matthew by Miles Glendinning( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the fundamental notion of shelter, what defines a house? What are its elements and limitations? This broad-ranging selection of extraordinary dwellings shows the concept to be infinitely malleable: one house seems to hover above the ground, another is embedded in it; some have stark minimal lines, others have tropical gardens; some are palatial, others monastic. From postmodern castles to hi-tech cabins, here is a connoisseur's choice of the world's most remarkable new houses, from deepest Patagonia to the Sydney suburbs, via the USA, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia
The architecture of Scottish government : from kingship to parliamentary democracy by Miles Glendinning( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extensively illustrated book - a historical overview of Scottish buildings of government and assembly from the Middle Ages to the present day - sets Scotland's new parliament in the broader context of the nation's architectural and social history. The Architecture of Scottish Government is just one of a series of authoritative books on key building types by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - Scotland's national survey and archive of the historic built environment."--BOOK JACKET
Scotland's castle culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aberdeen on record : images of the past : photographs and drawings of the National Monuments Record of Scotland by Miles Glendinning( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little houses : the National Trust for Scotland's improvement scheme for small historic homes by Diane M Watters( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home builders by Miles Glendinning( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings of the land : Scotland's farms 1750-2000 by Miles Glendinning( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last icons : architecture beyond modernism by Miles Glendinning( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home builders : McTaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry by Miles Glendinning( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by Mactaggart and Mickel, this book details the history of modern Scottish housebuilding from 1800-2000
Towers for the welfare state : an architectural history of British multi-storey housing, 1945-1970 by Stefan Muthesius( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, this book presents the first comprehensive, yet concise account of one of Britain?s most dramatic building campaigns of the modern age. It traces the often impassioned ideological and aesthetic debates about high building, the complex planning and construction aspects of tower blocks, as well as the design of their environments and their naming. A separate section sets out in detail the story of multi-storey council housing in every major city and many towns in England and Scotland. No less than 534 illustrations were needed to convey something of the astounding wealth of the British high-rise story
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Scottish architecture
Scottish architectureTower block : modern public housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern IrelandBuilding a nation : the story of Scotland's architectureClone city : crisis and renewal in contemporary Scottish architectureRebuilding Scotland : the postwar vision, 1945-1975Modern architect : the life and times of Robert MatthewThe architecture of Scottish government : from kingship to parliamentary democracyScotland's castle culture
Alternative Names
Glendinning Horsey, Miles 1956-

Glendinning, M

Horsey, M.G. 1956-

Horsey, Miles Glendinning 1956-

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