Look Up Glasgow

World class architectural heritage that's hidden in plain sight

Author: Adrian Searle

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 1908754354

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, its streets a constant frenetic bustle of activity. But rarely do its residents take the time to stop and look up at the extraordinary architectural heritage all around. Glasgow's 'no mean city' image belies this world-class architectural detail, comprising of stunning sculpture, ornament, friezes, gables and decoration, the vast majority of which are hidden in plain sight above eye level. Writer Adrian Searle and specialist architectural photographer David Barbour have scoured the city, bringing together in one volume a fabulous record of the hidden jewels of 'the second city of the Empire', created in a time of great wealth and virtuoso craftsmanship now long gone. The book also includes poetry from six of Scotland's leading poets, responding in very individual ways to Glasgow's extraordinary built environment. Look Up Glasgow will be a beautiful surprise to residents, visitors and non-residents of Glasgow alike, demonstrating that it is much more than just another post-industrial British city. It will be a book that those passionate about the city and of architecture will treasure.

A Walk in the Park

Exploring the Treasures of Glasgow's Dear Green Places

Author: John Cairney

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1910324906

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 8777

A wander through twelve of Glasgow’s finest parks, and through the mind of a treasured Glasgow resident, John Cairney. Cairney’s exploration of his home city’s dear green places ranges from Tollcross Park in the east, to the Botanic Gardens, pride of the West End, and even right out to Hogganfield Loch in the city’s furthest reaches. Written with a deep love of the city, A Walk in the Park takes us on a journey into Glasgow’s past as well as through its outdoor spaces. Cairney traces his city’s history back a millennium to its founding by that great wanderer, St Mungo. Through the stories of its parks Glasgow comes to life, a post-industrial city with an unmatched individuality, a thriving cultural scene, and a lot to look forward to.

Ich bin raus

Wege aus der Arbeit, dem Konsum und der Verzweiflung

Author: Robert Wringham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641195896

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9238

Arbeit und Konsum machen weder frei noch glücklich - dieses Buch weist den Weg aus der Misere Achtzig Prozent von uns hassen ihren Job. Im Schnitt verbringen wir jedoch 87.000 Stunden bei der Arbeit, bevor wir ins Grab steigen. Zudem verschwenden wir rund 5.000 Stunden in Zügen und Bussen und Staus, um zu dieser Arbeit zu kommen, nicht eingerechnet die unzähligen Stunden der Vorbereitung für, Sorge um und Entspannung von dieser Arbeit. Trotzdem sind die meisten von uns verschuldet, weil wir unsere Würde durch ein Eigenheim wiederherzustellen versuchen, welches dann ja auch befüllt werden muss. Robert Wringham zeigt, wie man dieser Falle entfliehen kann. Raus aus den Schulden, raus aus dem Stress, raus aus unbefriedigender Arbeit, hin zur persönlichen Freiheit und dem, was man das »gute Leben« nennt. Es gibt einen Ausweg. Zumindest für die, die ihn suchen.

Escape Everything!

Escape from work. Escape from consumerism. Escape from despair.

Author: Robert Wringham

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783521716

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 737

We are all trapped by modern life. Trapped! Trapped by work, consumerism, stress, debt, isolationism and general unhappiness. We will each spend an average of 87,000 hours at work before we die. We will spend another 5,000 hours getting to and from work and countless more preparing for work. Worrying about work. Recovering from work. The majority of us hate our jobs. But without work, we can't buy all the things we've been told we should want and need, so around we go... Through the pages of New Escapologist magazine, Robert Wringham has been studiously examining the traps of modern life, questioning where our commitment to them stems from and why we are so unable to break free. Taking inspiration from the great Escapologist Harry Houdini – who escaped from jail cells, straitjackets, and even the innards of a dead whale – Wringham applies Houdini's feats as a metaphor for real life, proposing the principle of Escapology as a way to cut loose our shackles. Become a modern-day Escapologist and freedom and happiness might be possible after all.

The Herald Diary

Panda to your Every Desire

Author: Ken Smith

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845027981

Category: Humor

Page: 196

View: 4802

If all Scotsmen think they are a comedians, then the Herald newspaper's daily Diary column is their jokebook. When true life cartwheels over into humour or a joke is cracked in a Scottish office, bar or playground, it usually ends up in the Diary. The year 2011 has brought us royal weddings, Scottish elections, tumbling house prices, headline-grabbing football matches and dire weather. Yet Scots smiled through the lot, and told the Diary about it. This volume brings the very best tales from the column, proving that ordinary Scots are still the natural comedians of the world.

Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood

Author: Robert Douglas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444719351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7324

This is a wonderfully colourful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in a 'single end' - one room in a Glasgow tenement - during and immediately after the Second World War. Although young Robert Douglas's life was blighted by the cruel if sporadic presence of his father, it was equally blessed by the love of his mother, Janet. While the story of their life together is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories. "Night Song of The Last Tram" is a superb evocation of childhood and of a Glasgow of trams and tenements that has long since disappeared.

Once an Expat, Always an Expat

Author: David Cotham

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499014813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 3900

The book is a story of an ex-pat and his experiences, along with his fellow ex-pat tales which includes helicopter evacuations from dangerous situations, working with ex-KGB and IRA members, insider trade dealings, encounters with mafia gangs, middle eastern conflicts, sex, funny tales including romance, marraige and friendships forged in adversity.


inside the twisted mind of our feline friends

Author: Adrian Searle

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 1911332341

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 7684

Just what is your cat thinking? As it gazes up at you, are those eyes filled with love and admiration or spite and scorn? From the author of the award-winning 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle and If Dogs Could Swear comes a hilarious insight into the twisted, venal, self-serving psychology of our cutest four-legged sociopaths.

Glasgow Kiss


Author: Alex Gray

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748111298

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5587

Eric Chalmers is one of the most popular teachers at Muirpark Secondary School in Glasgow. Gentle and kind, he is the person the students come to when they want to confide in someone. So when precocious teenager Julie Donaldson accuses Chalmers of rape, the school goes into shock. How could a deeply religious family man like Chalmers do anything like that? With some students and teachers supporting Julie, and others standing by Chalmers, life at Muirpark is far from harmonious. And then things get much worse - Julie Donaldson goes missing, and the police are called in. For DCI William Lorimer, this is the second missing persons case in a week. He's been having sleepless nights about a toddler who has been missing for several days - with each day, the likelihood of her being found alive diminishes. Julie's disappearance adds a further burden to Lorimer's already overstretched workload. With hope fading, it becomes a breakneck race against time to find both missing girls.

The Royal Nonesuch

Or, What Will I Do When I Grow Up?

Author: Glasgow Phillips

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 155584720X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9802

“The hipster cultural economy of the dot-com boom is skewered in this hilarious coming-of-age memoir” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Glasgow Phillips published his debut novel Tuscaloosa at the tender age of twenty-four. The results were disastrous: encouraging reviews, translations, a paperback sale, a film option, and a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford. But over the next two years, as Phillips’s second novel unraveled and freelance journalism assignments ended in humiliation, a horrible, secret thought took hold in him: perhaps, just possibly, whatever talent he had was of the kind that would never be more than promise. Washed up as a “real” writer before he was thirty, Phillips went to Los Angeles and formed a company with his best childhood friend Jason McHugh, independent producer of Cannibal! The Musical and Orgazmo. The Royal Nonesuch is the story of Phillips’s rollercoaster ride through the twisted world of underground Hollywood and the funhouse of the Internet during the boom. Phillips builds a hilarious and poignant memoir, in the tradition of Augusten Burroughs and Sean Wilsey, from tales of promise and failure, family and madness, friendship and redemption, fame and infamy, and good old-fashioned hustling. It is a remarkable book; a brilliant portrait of a generation in all its foolish glory. “The best book I’ve read about being in your twenties and trying to figure out what to do with your life . . . Something this funny shouldn’t also be this profound.” —Matt Stone, cocreator of South Park

Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, 1599-1858

The History of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Author: Fiona MacDonald

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852851866

Category: Science

Page: 478

View: 3343

This volume traces the founding of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and its role, in the 18th century, as a exemplary centre of teaching. The text then covers the college's decline and subsequent re-emergence.

Sessional Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 8605

Mädchen in Scherben

Author: Kathleen Glasgow

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

View: 1294

»Ein eindringliches, schönes und notwendiges Buch, das nachhallt, lange nachdem du die letzte Seite gelesen hast.« Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times Bestsellerautor von »Everything, Everything« Charlotte ist zerbrochen. Mit nur siebzehn Jahren hat sie mehr verloren, als die meisten Menschen im Leben. Mehr als ein Mensch ertragen kann. Aber sie hat gelernt, wie man vergisst. Wie man seinen Körper gefühllos gegen Schmerz macht. Jede neue Narbe macht Charlottes Herz ein wenig härter, doch irgendwann begreift sie, dass sie mehr ist, als die Summe ihrer Verluste – und beginnt zu kämpfen! Die bewegende Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die stärker als ihr Schicksal ist

Functional Programming, Glasgow 1991

Proceedings of the 1991 Glasgow Workshop on Functional Programming, Portree, Isle of Skye, 12–14 August 1991

Author: Rogardt Heldal,Carsten K. Holst,Philip Wadler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540197607

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 4019

The Glasgow functional programming group has held a workshop each summer since 1988. The entire group, accompanied by a selection of colleagues from other institutions, retreats to a pleasant Scottish location for a few days. Everyone speaks briefly, enhancing coherence, cross fertilisation, and camaraderie in our work. The proceedings of the first workshop were published as a technical report. Demand for this was large enough to encourage wider publication, and subsequent proceedings have been published in the Springer-Verlag Workshops in Computing series. These are the proceedings of the-meeting held 12-14 August 1991, in Portree on the Isle of Skye. A preliminary proceedings was prepared in advance of the meeting. Most presentations were limited to a brief fifteen minutes, outlining the essentials of their subject, and referring the audience to the pre-print proceedings for details. Papers were then refereed and rewritten, and you hold the final results in your hands. A number of themes emerged at this year's workshop, including relational algebra and its application to hardware design, partial evaluation and program transformation, implementation techniques, and strictness analysis. We were especially pleased to see applications of functional programming emerge as a theme. One of the sessions was devoted to a lively discussion of applications, and was greatly enhanced by our industrial participants. The workshop was organised by Kei Davis, Cordelia Hall, Rogardt Heldal, Carsten Kehler Holst, John Hughes, John O'Donnell, and Satnam Singh all from the University of Glasgow.