Friday, 27 August 2010

Shopping spree

Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated,
Scotland's Shops, a Historic Scotland publication, takes the reader on a high street tour from luckenbooths to department stores and arcades. The architecture of retail buildings is something that many take for granted, particularly as shops come and go and styles change.
Written by Dr. Lindsay Lennie, this colourful book examines shop development, types and architecural elements. It also contains conservation case studies of shops and includes a gazetteer showcasing the various shopfronts and interiors across Scotland.
A treat for the eyes, could this be the ultimate window shopping experience?

Scotland's Shops shelfmark in NLS: OP7.210.3/3
(photo credit: Historic Scotland, showing Fiona Hyslop launching the book in Jenners Department Store Edinburgh, in June 2010)