From its days as the city of 'Jute, Jam and Journalism', through postindustrial decline and late twentieth-century regeneration, to its current status as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its contributions to various diverse fields including medical research, comics and video games, Dundee has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city.
Dundee in 50 Buildingsexplores the history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the fifteenth-century St Mary's Tower to the exciting new V&A Museum of Design, this unique study celebrates the city's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Author Brian King guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural marvels.
Brian King has always had an interest in the changing face of Dundee. He received an MA (Hons) in History at university. He currently works at the university as a professional searcher of public records.