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Browsing Posts published on March 7, 2008

This evening I am presenting some images of the interior of Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts.

I found this by chance. The Centre aims to create a relaxing, creative environment. The Centre’s programme is focused on:

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This evening, I am presenting an image of the exterior of the Glasgow School of Art which is acknowledged as the finest of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural projects to have been built during his lifetime.

In 1896 Mackintosh won a competition which provided a somewhat revolutionary design incorporating a combination of huge windows and plain masonry.

Sadly, photographs of the interior are not permitted but guided tours of this still thriving art academy are provided by students and last about one hour. The interior is packed with distinctive Mackintosh designs and furniture.

A major US$15M refurbishment programme is in process.This will serve to boost visitor numbers by improving public access. Work on the building will include restoration of original features and removal of modern additions, plus a full programme of timber and stone repair. The new facilities will include a (Mackintosh) interpretation centre.

A visit to the School of Art will prove of great interest, especially to persons familiar with architecture and design. From the top floor a panoramic view of Glasgow is provided. However, there are no lifts/elevators.

For more information on Glasgow Mackintosh tours visit this web page


This evening I am presenting various images from today’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour which included the famous House for an Art Lover. This design was submitted in 1901 for a competition sponsored by a German magazine for a sumptuous Haus eines Kumsdtfreundes. This inspired Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald to create a princely private dwelling which is acknowledged as a masterpiece of early Modernism.

The House was finally completed in 1996 and can be found in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park near to the famous Burrell Collection.

There are a number of interesting Mackintosh sites in Glasgow and there exists a society dedicated Mackintosh’s work.

See this web page or more information on Mackintosh tours.