With this book is completed a trilogy of works begun in 2005 with This City Now: Glasgow and its Working Class Past, and continuing with Clydeside; Red Orange and Green in 2009. The three books have all had similar aims in trying to raise the profile of forgotten or neglected areas and aspects of Glasgow and its history, in a small way trying to boost the esteem in which such places are held by the people who live in there and by those who visit. Moving away slightly from the working class focus, this third instalment presents a broad view of Glasgow’s industrial, social and intellectual history. From public art to socialist memorials, and from factories to cultural hubs, Ian Mitchell takes the reader on a guided tour of Glasgow, outlining walking routes which encompass the city’s forgotten icons.
|Title||A Glasgow Mosaic|
|Subtitle||Cultural Icons of the City|
|Author||Ian R. Mitchell|
|Author Bio||Ian R. Mitchell was born in Aberdeen, spending his first 25 years in Torry and Kincorth. He graduated in History from Aberdeen University in 1973, after a couple of drop-out years working as a paper mill labourer and engineering machinist, and subsequently moved to Glasgow. Ian taught History at Clydebank College for over twenty years and whilst there wrote a standard textbook on Bismarck and the Development of Germany. He has written several books on mountaineering including Mountain Days and Bothy Nights (1987), and A View from the Ridge (both co-written with Dave Brown), which won the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature in 1991. More recently he has developed an interest in urban heritage and walking, which led to This City Now: Glasgow and its Working Class Past (2005), and its follow up, Clydeside: Red, Orange and Green (2009).|
|BIC Subject||Urban communities|
|BISAC Subject||SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography|