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‘Beautifying and Improving the City’: The pursuit of a Monumental Dundee during the Twentieth Century

Charles McKean

in Jute No More: Transforming Dundee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860905
eISBN:
9781474406031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860905.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the taste for grand planning and monumentalism in Dundee — a constant demand that its commercial and industrial importance be matched by its architecture — that was initiated ... More


‘Not even the trivial grace of a straight line’1: Or Why Dundee Never Built a New Town

Charles McKean

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In popular perception, Dundee is far more likely to be associated with jute, jam, and journalism than with the graciousness of early nineteenth-century neo-classical town planning. It never built a ... More


The Managed Economy: Scotland, 1919–20001

G. C. Peden

in The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614325
eISBN:
9780748653348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614325.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter looks at state intervention from a different perspective: how did management of the UK economy, including macroeconomic policy as well as regional policy, affect Scotland? Macroeconomic ... More


‘City of the Future’: James Thomson’s Vision of the City Beautiful

Bob Harris

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores Dundee's participation in the early town-planning movement and the ways in which, under its influence, several individuals began, from the turn of the twentieth century, to ... More


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