Lost Dundee: Dundee’s Lost Architectural Heritage
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Lost Dundee brings the second city of renaissance Scotland back to life showing, through previously undiscovered photographs and drawings, the life and the maritime quarter of this great port. It illustrates Dundees transformation into a major Georgian town at the centre of the flax trade between St Petersburg and the USA, with the development of major public buildings a result of the influx of wealth into the region. The book goes on to examine Dundees next transformation into the jute capital of the world. Its identity was transformed by the arrival of railways, which separated the town from the sea, and by the great mills and factories which engulfed it on both sides. The final section illustrates the changes wrought in the twentieth century with the death of jute and its replacement as the citys major employer by tertiary education. This book draws particularly upon the rich visual history sources of Charles Lawsons drawings of old Dundee in the Central Library, the DC Thomson photographic collection, and the University of Dundee Archives.