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Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art

College (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art

Classification College (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Garnethill

Canmore ID 120095

Site Number NS56NE 210

NGR NS 58435 65970

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/120095

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Treasured Places - HLF funded (29 June 2007)

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

Architecture Notes

Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1907-1909

Activities

Commission And Contract (1897)

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.

Construction (1 January 1907 - 31 December 1909)

The first phase of construction.

Construction (1 January 1907 - 31 December 1909)

Second phase of construction.

Photographic Record (1 January 1909 - 31 December 1910)

Photographic Record (1960)

Photographs by Eric de Maré.

Photographic Survey (11 November 2003 - 19 November 2003)

Photographic Survey (6 July 2004 - 8 July 2004)

Photographic Survey (5 November 2010 - 8 June 2011)

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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