Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland) : View of the library interior

Creator:
Macdonald, Margaret, 1865-1933
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928
Published/Created:
167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1896-1909
Date Depicted:
May, 1977
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Materials:
cast iron
stucco
wood
Notes:
In 1895 a limited competition had been announced for the design of a building to house the Glasgow School of Art. Although the entries from nominated Glasgow firms were submitted anonymously, the authorship of Mackintosh’s proposals could not have been mistaken. As the cost limit would not pay for the entire building, it had been decided to proceed with the construction in two phases. The first stage, begun in 1896, was the eastern half to just beyond the entrance; this was followed ten years later by the western portion. The Glasgow School of Art therefore demonstrates Mackintosh’s organic planning whereby within a fixed frame elements are synthesized in response to changing design criteria. A good example is the introduction of the celebrated ‘hen-run’, a glazed corridor linking the eastern and western sections at second-floor level. The school’s site, a steep bluff falling from north to south, gives a huge increase in height between the entrance elevation on the north and the rear elevation to the south . The difference is not just one of scale because each façade, being the revelation of inner functions, has an individual identity.
Topics:
Architecture -- Britain -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Britain -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Art Nouveau
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Glasgow style
Culture:
British
Accession Number:
1A1-MCR-GS-2-B9
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Artists' studios; art school; continuously glazed windows; Scottish Baronial influence construction buildings; institutional buildings; schools (buildings) interior
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Four
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
May, 1977
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10104665
PID:
digcoll:1854770