Battle of the Styles (clip 2)
The history of Scottish architecture
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An examination of styles and the work of various Scottish architects. The work of David Hamilton including the Palace of Hamilton, Royal Exchange Building - Glasgow and the Western Club Building. Designs and buildings by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson including St Vincent Street Church, Glasgow; Caledonia Road Church; Egyptian Halls; Great Western Terrace. Buildings by James Sellars - Kelvinside Academy; St Andrew's Hall, Charing Cross Mansions, Glasgow. Office blocks in Glasgow influence by Parisian styles and Art Nouveau. Orient House, Glasgow. Architects include: David Hamilton, Alexander 'Greek' Thomson and James Sellars
Questions & Activities
- How are buildings protected?
- Why are so many of the buildings so dirty?
- Why should we keep old buildings?
- What is the difference between conservation and preservation?
- How many architectural terms do you recognise in this film?
- Who are the Scottish architects mentioned in the film and when did they live?
- What other Scottish architects can you think of?
History: Research when listing came in.
English: Research the word "Architecture".
Art and Design: Pick one of the architects mentioned and research his work.
History / Art and Design: Photograph any old buildings, which have been reclaimed and repurposed for modern needs. What are they used for and is the reclamation effective?
Architecture / Art and Design: The film states that there were three basic styles - what are these styles and how were they influenced from the near East.
Art and Design: Where did Art Noveau originate and how it influences other styles.
English / Geography: List the places mentioned in the film.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Geography, History, Art and Design|
|Who||Educational Films of Scotland (sponsor), Park Films Studios (production company)|