Overview:A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh - 'I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day - traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade that I have walked past before and not noticed; an unregarded doorway with the names, in brass, of those who lived there sixty years ago, the bell-pulls sometimes still in place, as if one might summon long-departed residents from their slumbers.' Edinburgh is a city of stories - a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals, to the individual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. Every spire, cobblestone, bridge, close and avenue has a tale to tell. In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology. Through a series of photographs, maps, drawings and paintings - many never before published - he takes the reader on a unique tour. Just like the city's architecture, the book can move in an instant from sweeping views to secret, hidden vignettes. This is a story of famous landmarks and lost buildings; the people who made them; the people who lived in them. A Work of Beauty is an intimate portrait of a city by one of Scotland's greatest storytellers.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725736-9781902419909. It was written by the following authors: Alexander McCall Smith. Book A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh, which can be read online, published by the company: Historic Environment Scotland. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Fashion, Photography, Art. The book was published on 2016-04-15 00:00:00. It has 224 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 992 g. File for download A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh has PDF format and is called a-work-of-beauty-alexander-mccall-smiths-edinburgh.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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