Monday, 16 June 2014

Glasgow School of Art -- Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art of (designed 1906-7; completed 1909) was one of the twentieth Century's first true architectural masterpieces. Mackintosh designed it at the age of just twenty-eight.
That's a model (above) of the completed building, and a glimpse of the West facade (below).

I was devastated to discover over the weekend that the masterpiece by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his Glasgow School of Art, was destroyed by fire last week. 

Restoration is Definite for Glasgow School of Art

The shell remains, but rooms are ravaged – and the architectural heart of the school, the library, is no more.


There is talk of restoration, but it’s hard to see what there is left to restore.


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