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GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

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1897-99 and 1907-09

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ (5' walk from Cowcaddens underground station) - Tel. +44-141-353.4526 (orientation of the main façade : N)

Style : Arts & Crafts

Visits : guided tours (£ 5) (no photography) :

  • All year : Mon-Fri 11.00am & 2.00pm ; Sat 10.30am & 11.30am
  • During July and August only : additional tours : Sat 1.00pm ; Sun 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.00pm

Comments : the famous library was added during the second phase of the construction (right wing : 1907-09)

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HILL HOUSE

*** (int.)

1902-04

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : Upper Colquhoun Str., Helensburg G84 9AJ (40 km from Glasgow) (15' walk from "Helensburg Upper" railway station) - Tel. +44-1436-673.900

Style : Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau

Visits : 1st April - 31st October ; 1:30pm - 5:00pm
admission : £ 6 - no photography

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MACKINTOSH HOUSE

** (int.)

1906

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : Hunterian Art Gallery, The University, Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ (10' walk from "Hillhead" underground station) - Tel. +44-141-330.5431

Style : Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau

Visits : Mon-Sat : 9:30am - 5:00pm (closed: 12:30 - 1:30pm) (no photography)

Comments :

  • This is a reconstruction - completed in 1981 - of the principal interiors from the Glasgow (Victorian) house where C. R. Mackintosh and his wife lived from 1906 to 1914. This house was located at 78 Southpark Avenue, and was demolished in 1963.
  • It also comprises an exhibition gallery presenting various drawings and designs by C.R.M., as well as a reconstruction of the guest bedroom of his Derngate house (cf. below).
  • Other pieces of furniture and drawings are on display at the Museum and Art Galleries, Argyle Street, Kelvingrove, Glasgow G3 8AG (phone 041 334 1134).

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WILLOW TEA ROOMS

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1903

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : 217 Sauchiehall Street - Glasgow G2 3EX (10' walk from Cowcaddens underground station) - Tel. +44-141-332.0521 (photography possible) (orientation : NNE)

Style : Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau

Visits : "Room de Luxe" open to customers : Mon-Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm ; Sun 12 noon - 4.15pm

Comments : A copy of another Cranston tea room (originally located in Ingram St.) has been reconstructed at 97 Buchanan St., notably featuring the blue Chinese Room. The original furniture (including that of the Ladies Luncheon Room or White Dining Room) still exists and should be reconstructed in the near future.

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St MATTHEWS CHURCH
(QUEEN'S CROSS CHURCH)

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1897-98

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road (corner Maryhill Road), Glasgow G20 7EL (10' walk from "St Georges Cross" underground station) - Tel. +44-141-946-6600 (orientation : SW)

Style : Arts & Crafts

Visits : Mon to Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm ; Sat: 10:00am - 2:00pm ; Sun: 2:00pm - 5:00pm ; free admission (donations welcome) ; photography allowed

Comments :

  • former church, currently hosting the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society (phone 041 946 6600), which publishes a Newsletter and can provide access to some Mackintosh buildings.
  • C.R. Mackintosh also designed the furniture of the Holy Trinity Church (Bridge of Allan), which can be visited from June to Sept., on Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm (tel. +44-1786-834.155 or +44-1786-832.093).

Web link : Comment + picture

MUSEUM OF EDUCATION

1903-06

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : 225 Scotland Street - Glasgow G5 8QB (underground : Shields Road) - Tel. +44-141-332.0521 (orientation : NNE)

Style : Arts & Crafts (?)

Visits : Mon-Thu and Sat : 10.00am-5.00pm ; Fri and Sun : 11.00am-5.00pm (closed until October 2000 (?) because of works)

Comments : former school

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HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER

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1901-1989

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : Bellahouston Park - 10, Dumbreck Road - Glasgow G41 5BW (15' walk from Cessnock underground station) - Tel. +44-141-353.4770

Style : Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau

Visits : June-Sept. : Sat-Thu 10.00am - 4.00pm
(from Oct. to May, hours vary) (£ 3.50)

Comments : originally designed as a competition entry for a German magazine (Darmstadt) ; construction work began eventually in Glasgow in 1989.

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DERNGATE HOUSE

1919

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : 78, Derngate, Northampton (phone : Mon-Fri +44-1604-233.500 ext. 3502 - Sat +44-1604-622.677)

Style : Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau (?)

Comment : Currently being restorated ; The guest bedroom has been reconstructed in the Hunterian Art Gallery (see "Mackintosh house" above)

Web links : Comments and pictures - Idem

GLASGOW HERALD BUILDING
(now THE LIGHTHOUSE)

*

1893-95

Author : C. R. Mackintosh

Address : 11 Mitchell Lane - Glasgow G1 3NU - Tel. +44-141-221.6362 (orientation : W) (map)

Style : Arts & Crafts

Visits : Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat : 10.30am-5.30pm ; Tue : 11.00am-5.30pm ; Thu 10.30am-7.00pm ; Sun 12.00-5.00pm

Comment : Mackintosh was only partly involved in the design of this building.

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E. J. KAUFMANN OFFICE

1935-1937

Author : F. L. Wright

Address : Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Comment : Originally built in Pittsburgh, PA (USA), later reconstructed within the Victoria and Albert Museum, in the F.L. Wright gallery.

Web link : Comments

HOOVER FACTORY

1932-35

*

Authors : Wallis Gilbert & Partners'

Style : Art Deco

Address : Western Avenue, Perivale, West London (tube : Perivale, then 10 min. walk) (orientation : S)

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DAILY EXPRESS BUILDING

1932

Author : Owen Williams

Style : Art Deco

Address : 121-128 Fleet Street - London , EC4

Visits : ground floor only

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ELTHAM PALACE - COURTAULD HOUSE

1933

Address : Court Road, Eltham, SE9 5QE (Greater London) (map)
(Bus:161 from Eltham BR every 10 mins, 161 and 126 from Mottingham every 10-15 mins. Trains: Eltham ½ m and Mottingham ¾ m from Charing Cross half hourly.)

Style : Art Deco

Visits : yes : April - Sept. : open Thu-Fri-Sun. 10am-6pm ; Oct. - March : same days from 10am-4pm. (admission fee : 6,20 GBP) (tel. +44 (0) 181 294 2548 or 020 8294 2548)

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BARKERS ARCADE

1930 (?)

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Style : Art Deco

Address : 63, High Street Kensington, London (tube : High Street Kensington) (orientation : N)

Web links : Comments + picture - Idem

STRAND PALACE

1930

Style : Art Deco

Address : Victoria and Albert museum : Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL -- Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Comments : partial reconstruction of the foyer of the Strand Palace Hotel, London

Visits : yes (still in place ???)

Web link : Comments + pictures

MICHELIN HOUSE

1909-11

*

Style : commercial Art Deco

Address : 81, Fulham Road, London SW3 6RD (tube : South Kensington)

Comment : currently "Bibendum" restaurant (phone : 0171-581.5817)

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"THE ELECTRIC" CINEMA

1910

Author : Gerald S. Valentin

Style : neo-classical (?)

Address : 191 Portobello Road, London W10
(tube : Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove) (phone : 0171-792-2020)

Comments : London's oldest cinema, recently restored (re-opened in 2001)

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Links

Various pictures of Mackintosh's works

Other pictures of Mackintosh's works

Idem

Art Nouveau in Glasgow (Art Nouveau network)

The English heritage website

Art Deco buildings in London

Art Nouveau in the UK

General index

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