A Chasm in Time
Scottish War Art and Artists in the Twentieth Century
From A Gordon Highlander in the Afghan War, painted by William Skeoch Cumming in 1881, to the Scottish Korean War Memorial, opened in 2000, this study of Scottish war art covers over a century of conflict while concentrating largely on the two world wars. The book is illustrated with over 200 works of art, including photographs, posters and monuments, and explores the contexts in which the artists undertook their work, whether on the home front or in theatres of war.
A Capital View
The Art of Edinburgh: One Hundred Artworks from the City Collection
Since the mid-18th century, Edinburgh's City Council has amassed over 4,500 artworks in a variety of media – including drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and tapestry – and the collection, which focuses on Scottish art, continues to grow. In this handsome volume, Popiel presents reproductions and detailed commentaries on a selection of 100 works which depict Edinburgh and its inhabitants, from a 'prospect' of the city by John Abraham Slezer (c.1650–1717) to David Annand's statue of Robert Fergusson (2004).
The Glasgow Boys
In Your Pocket
The Glasgow Boys, a group of young artists that included James Guthrie, John Lavery, Arthur Melville, George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel, revolutionized Scottish painting in the years between 1880 and 1895. William Hardie gives a pocket-sized, yet authoritative introduction to the artists, their fresh, realist views of the Scottish countryside and Scottish people, and the social background to their art.
Expeditions to the Hebrides
The naturalist and ornithologist George Clayton Atkinson (1808-1877) set out from Newcastle in 1831 with his brother Dick and the artist William Train to explore the Western Isles and remote St Kilda. The manuscript journals of his travels, richly embellished with watercolours and drawings, offer a vivid portrait of the islands and islanders, and also record their songs and shanties. The journals are edited by David A Quine, with an introduction, notes and a short biography of Atkinson.
St Peter's, Cardross
Birth, Death and Renewal
The striking concrete structure of St Peter’s College has stood on a hill above the Scottish village of Cardross since the mid 1960s, but after the closure of the seminary in 1980 the building was abandoned to decay and vandalism. This book traces the evolution of the College’s innovative Modernist design and celebrates its recent rebirth as a cultural space. A section of colour photographs documents both the site’s dilapidation and the 2016 Hinterland event at which it was officially reopened.