City and State in the Designs of the 6th earl of Mar

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Abstract / Description of output

Theoretical and political background to three city plans (London, Paris and Edinburgh), and their connection with earlier proposals for the improvement of Edinburgh. The impact of the Edinburgh plan on the design of the New Town on the 1760s is described. The plans illustrated in the essay are digital reconstructions based on manuscript sources. Mar's donated his designs to the Academy of Science in Paris in 1725. These maps are now lost and evidence of their subsequent survival can only be traced for a few decades.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Town of Edinburgh, an architectural celebration
EditorsClarisse Godard Desmarest
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Urban planning
  • History
  • 18th century
  • Scotland


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