This conference will review the architecture of Scotland’s early classical period, 1660-1750, set against the backdrop of European sister cultures. It will re-examine the work of major Scottish architects including Sir William Bruce, Mr James Smith, the Mylne family, William Adam and their contemporaries: clients, garden designers and craftsmen. Topics explored will include country houses and their landscaped settings, urban civic and domestic buildings, and the building trade.
The nature and value of Scotland’s international connections, particularly with England and mainland Europe, provide the main contexts for this period during which Scottish architects fully embraced classicism for the first time and became strongly influential in shaping taste elsewhere.
Wednesday 22nd – Saturday 25th April 2015
Please email us at ArcScotland@ed.ac.uk if you have any questions.
Information about conference locations and directions was emailed to conference delegates on Thursday 16th April. The rest of the conference will be held at Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place.
The conference dinner is at Hotel Du Vin, Bristo Place. Starts 7.30pm.