Edinburgh Squares Issue


Garden History 43: supplement 1 Spring 2015
The Proceedings of the Edinburgh Gardens and Squares Conference:
The Scottish Enlightenment as Manifested in the Gardens and Squares of Edinburgh’s New Town

Papers from our our very successful and well received Edinburgh Conference, held on Friday 26 September 2014, are now available as a free download on our website.
Edited as usual by Barbara Simms and Cris Ratti, they are presented as a ‘virtual’ issue of Garden History 43: supplement 1, Spring 2015.

The cover of this issue shows: The newly constructed St Bernard’s Well from the west, shown in a watercolour (c.1790) by Hugh William ‘Grecian’ Williams. Courtesy: private collection.

Nearly all the papers presented at the Conference are included, listed below, and can be downloaded, in pdf editions, by clicking on the appropriate article title.

Barbara Simms Editorial

Kristina Taylor the Opening Address

Christopher Dingwall
In Search of Free Air and an Agreeable Prospect:
the Flight from Edinburgh’s Old Town

Anthony Lewis
The Builders Of Edinburgh’s New Town, 1767–69

Desmond McCabe
The Humours Of Space And Power:
The Development of the Urban Square in Europe, 1100–2000

Ian Gow
Who lived in the New Town and how were their gardens Used?

Peter Burman
Edinburgh’s Arcadia: Past, Present and Future

Vanessa Stephen
Afterlife in the New Town: Edinburgh Western Cemetery,
a Picturesque place of rest in the Valley of the Water of Leith

Kirsten Carter McKee
The Genius Loci of the Athens of the North:
the cultural significance of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill

Peter McGowan
Aspects of planting design and management in Edinburgh’s New Town gardens

Brian M. Evans
St Andrew Square: shaping a place

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
Reinstating John Nash’s picturesque vision at Regent’s Park, London

Drew Bennellick
Rethinking Green Spaces: what’s happening to our Public Parks?

Krzysztof Jan Chuchra
International Practice: what’s everyone else doing?

To obtain copies, in the usual paper format, at £18 (post free in the UK, and including VAT; at cost overseas); for prices for bulk orders please contact contact our printers or phone: +44 (0)1787 249 286

Supported by:

The Charlotte Square Proprietors
Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers and Valuers
Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust
Colin Ellis
Michael Baynham