BOOKS / Contemporary Painting In Scotland

'The Bridge to Nowhere' by Peter Howson, the 35-year-old Glaswegian whose glowering urban studies were central to the Scottish 'renaissance' of the Eighties. 'Contemporary Painting In Scotland' (Craftsman House, pounds 32), the first major overview of a remarkable burst of talent, ranges from the watery flowers of Elizabeth Blackadder to the stippled abstracts of Callum Innes, via the harsh images of Howson and his peers

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