Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art

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Alternative Names Garnethill
Site Type COLLEGE
Canmore ID 120095
Site Number NS56NE 210
NGR NS 58435 65970
Council GLASGOW, CITY OF
Parish GLASGOW (CITY OF GLASGOW)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CITY OF GLASGOW
Former County LANARKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Treasured Places - HLF funded

In 1897 Charles Rennie Mackintosh won the commission to design the Glasgow School of Art, whilst working for the architectural firm of Honeyman and Keppie. In 1899 the first phase opened (from Dalhousie Street to the entrance block), and construction of the second phase took place in 1907-9.

The School is recognised as one of Mackintosh's masterpieces. The exterior references a Scottish tower-house at the east gable, while a panel above the entrance is in Art Nouveau style. Inside the building, the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement are discernable, particularly in the details of timber and metalwork throughout the School.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 26 June 2007
McKean, C, Walker, D and Walker, F 1989
Williamson, E, Riches, A and Higgs, M 1990

An image of this site has been nominated as one of Scotland's favourite archive images. For more information about the project visit http://www.treasuredplaces.org.uk


Architectural Notes

Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1907-1909

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1897
 COMMISSION AND CONTRACT

Notes In 1897 Charles Rennie Mackintosh won the commission to design the Glasgow School of Art, whilst working for the architectural firm of Honeyman and Keppie.

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1 January 1907 to 31 December 1909
 CONSTRUCTION

Notes The first phase of construction.

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1 January 1907 to 31 December 1909
 CONSTRUCTION

Notes Second phase of construction.

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1 January 1909 to 31 December 1910
 PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

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1960
 PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

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11 November 2003 to 19 November 2003
 PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Project Listed Buildings Recording Programme 2003

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6 July 2004 to 8 July 2004
 PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Project Listed Buildings Recording Programme 2004

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5 November 2010 to 8 June 2011
 PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Project Threatened Building Survey Programme 2011

Notes A series of survey visits were made to Glasgow School of Art in 2010 and 2011. These were primarily to record the Newbery Tower and Foulis Building prior to their demolition, but records were also made of the recently altered exhibition, archive and shop areas in the basement of the Mackintosh Building and the Student Union building.

The first phase of this survey work, in November 2010 and May 2011, recorded the buildings in use as studios, whilst the second phase, in June 2011, show the buildings in use during the school's degree show.

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Books and References

Asensio, P (2002) Charles Rennie Mackintosh, London
Page(s): 22-31 Held at RCAHMS H.2.MAC

Billcliffe, R (1979) Charles Rennie Mackintosh: the complete furniture, furniture drawings and interior designs, Guildford
Held at RCAHMS H.2.MAC

Blench and Kinchin, B and J...[et al] (1995) Charles Rennie Mackintosh: his buildings in and around Glasgow, Glasgow
Held at RCAHMS H.2.MAC.P

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