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Greek Thomson Architecture, The Know, Glasgow

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This morning, I continued with my search for examples of Glaswegian architecture designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson (1817-1875). Thomson was inspired by classical Greek architecture, particularly later in his career. Earlier he experimented with various styles such as Italian Romanesque, Scottish Baronial and Gothic. The property I visited this morning, The Know, dates from 1852 and was an early example of Thomson's round-arched Italianate style, composed around a belvedere. The villa is asymmetrical as demanded by the principles of he Picturesque and reflects influences of Scottish writer and designer, John Claudius Loudon.


The Lodge (or Gate House)


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