Old Ways New Roads
Travels in Scotland 1720–1832
360 Pages, color throughout
- Digital download
- December 2022
- Available in digital formats at the links below.
In this book a number of acclaimed experts explore how the Scottish landscape was variously documented, evaluated, planned and imagined in words and images. As well as a fascinating insight into the experience of travellers and tourists, it also considers how they impacted on the experience of the Scottish people themselves.
Just as we currently have to divert our wanderlust to virtual journeys with photos and videos, so the would-be traveller in 18th century London was able to marvel at the magnificent of Scotland from afar thanks to paintings and drawings by adventurous artists such as JMW Turner. Sound familiar?' ~The Scotsman
A wonderful valance of art and history, as well as a fascinating insight into the experiences of travellers and tourists of the time' ~Scottish Field
This book, magnificently illustrated… is the work of an inspired group of academics and curators, the zest and enjoyment of their collaboration vividly apparent' ~Journal of the Scottish Society of Art History