The architecture of Scotland in its European setting: 1660-1750

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This conference reviewed the architecture of Scotland’s early classical period, 1660-1750, set against the backdrop of European sister cultures. It re-examined 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 included 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.
Period22 Apr 201525 Apr 2015
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • Architecture history
  • scotland
  • classicism
  • Landscape history