Another good selection of new Scottish material was received by the National Library of Scotland this week. Highlights included The architecture of the Scottish medieval church 1100-1560 by Richard Fawcett and published by Yale University Press. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of medieval Scottish churches, cathedrals and chapels, this book explores the history and development of Scottish medieval architecture, looking at influences from England and Europe, as well as the impact of the Reformation, amongst other themes. You can find references to articles, chapters and books about Scottish medieval architecture and Scottish religious architecture on Scottish Bibliographies Online.
The Saturday big tent wedding party is the latest in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. As well as the hardback book edition we have also received the audio CD version of the novel, read by Adjoa Andoh. The Saturday big tent wedding party is published by Little, Brown Book Group.
The celestial café, published by Pomona, brings together a collection of writings from the diary of Scottish musician Stuart Murdoch. The writings include Stuart’s musings about recording albums and touring with his band Belle & Sebastian during the period from 2002 to 2006.
Craig Richardson’s Scottish art since 1960 : historical reflections and contemporary overviews considers the evolution of Scottish art during the last 50 years and looks at whether a distinctly Scottish style of art has emerged. Joan Eardley, Alexander Moffat and Ross Sinclair are amongst the artists discussed. Scottish art since 1960 is published by Ashgate.