Scottish Art (World of Art)

Dundee Contemporary Arts



What makes Scottish art Scottish?

Murdo Macdonald explores the distinctive characteristics of Scottish art over the centuries – such as the heritage of Celtic design with its emphasis on intricate pattern; the importance of the landscape, particularly the Highlands and the sea; and a close connection with France.

He ranges from the earliest surviving art – Neolithic standing stones – through the art of the Picts and Gaels, and the tumultuous centuries of the Reformation, to the great flowering of Scottish art in the Enlightenment.

The final chapters focus closely on art produced since 1900, with succinct and revealing analyses of the Scottish Colourists and the major figures of contemporary art in all media.


Author / Publisher Murdo Macdonald / Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 21 x 15 x 2.5cm