Jane Brettle

Calton Hill

And the Plans for Edinburgh’s Third New Town

Kirsten Carter McKee

Hardback 215 pages

ISBN 978 1 910900 17 8

Published by Birlinn Ltd 2018

This book considers how the architectural expression of Calton Hill has been perceived, accepted and rejected as ideas surrounding cultural identity, governance and nationalism have changed over the last 200 years.

Chapter 8

Defining Calton Hill

‘Jane Brettle’s installation Allegorical Blueprint, for the 1995 Fotofeis exhibition (Plate 8.4), on the other hand, overtly separated cultural from state imagery, to demonstrate that schism in reality during the mid 1990s’.

In notes: ‘Jane Brettle’s work also considered the relationship between the classical structures on Calton Hill and gender, which could be considered as similar to the influence that the hill had on Hill and Adamson, and their subsequent work with the Newhaven fishwives discussed in chapter 6.

See David Ward, ‘Jane Brettle’s Allegorical Blueprint’, Untitled, a Review of Contemporary Art, no 10 (1996): 7-8


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