'[A] sumptuous book... Ian Gow covers all this indefensible waste and destruction with dry wit' -- Gavin Stamp Times Literary Supplement 'Beautifully illustrated and evocative' Country Life 'An authoritative and beautiful book' Scottish Field
"Scotland's Lost Houses" saw Aurum extending its distinguished list of lavishly illustrated architecture titles to enable it to cover a subject that could not be illustrated entirely by photographs from the Country Life archive. Conceived as a follow-up to the hugely successful "England's Lost Houses", "Scotland's Lost Houses" draws primarily on the peerless photographic resource of the National Monuments Record in Edinburgh, but also even on the remarkable albums taken by a Perthshire demolition contractor in the fifties, to build a poignant and beautiful portrait of 20 magnificent country houses now lost for ever, including Hamilton Palace, Rosneath, Balbardie, Amisfield, Gordon Castle, Guisachan, Dunglass and Millearne. This book is critically acclaimed.The book is in Aurum's prestigious and popular series of 'Lost' books. It is written by the most distinguished authority on Scotland's historic houses. The book is published in association with the National Trust for Scotland. It is superbly illustrated with hundreds of rare and fascinating archive photographs of vanished houses. It features lavish production standards.