Accounts by leading architectural and civil engineering historians describe Glasgow's phases of growth and change and the building ventures through which these changes were realised. Outlining the conservation programmes currently underway to preserve the former tenement slums, the grander suburbs and the historic merchant centre, they reveal why Glasgow is now recognised as the 'finest surviving example of a great Victorian city'.
This new edition offers the reader an insight to Glasgow at the Millennium, covering the most recent scholarship and opinion, and looking to the future of Glasgow in the coming century. A new concluding chapter introduces three sites crucial to the future forming of the city - the Gorbals, the river and the east of High Street.
This book will be a useful case study for students of architecture and planning, and an enlightening read for all those fascinated by the fabric of the city.
Contents:Notes on ContributorsPreface to the Second Edition1. The Forming of the City2. Origin and First Growths3. Glasgow's New Towns4. Glasgow and the Clyde5. The Victorian Suburb6. Glasgow Improvements, 1866-19017. The Tenement City8. Between the Wars9. Comprehensive Development and Housing, 1945-7510. Conservation and Restoration11. The Post-industrial City?12. Beyond the Centre13. Postscript (1999): The Re-forming of the CityReferencesIndices