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Glasgow School of Art, interior View of West Staircase at Library gallery level

BL 20762/16

Description Glasgow School of Art, interior View of West Staircase at Library gallery level

Date 1909 to 1910

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number BL 20762/16

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies GW 3646, B 64735, SC 677590

Scope and Content West Staircase, Glasgow School of Art, No 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow The west staircase of the Glasgow School of Art was added to the west end of the building by the architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, during the second phase of construction in 1907-9. This view of the stairwell was taken in 1910 by Harry Bedford Lemere. The surface of the staircase is of cement, and the walls are quite plain except for the decoration of rectangular tiles at the top and bottom of the steps. The motif of four white tiles surrounded by eight blue is the sign that it is the west staircase. Mackintosh used squares throughout his interior design of the School. He used permutations of white, blue and green tiles within a square in the walls of the staircases, pierced the backs of seats with squares, and used squares in doors and lights. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Glass

External Reference Box 56


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