Dr. Clarisse Godard Desmarest is a lecturer in British History at the University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens) and a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. She holds a PhD from the Sorbonne, an "agrégation in English" and an MA in politics from Sciences Po Paris. Her work centres on Scotland in the 17th-19th centuries with a focus on architecture and landscape, collecting and the Grand Tour.
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About: Tom Normand, ed., Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now Collected by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, The Royal Scottish Academy
About: Johnny Rodger, The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity, Ashgate Publishing Limited.