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School of Art door

Posted by Jackie on October 6, 2009


This is the entrance to Glasgow School of Art, designed (the whole school, not just the entrance) by Glasgow’s favourite son, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. There are lots of typical Mackintosh features here – for example the surrounds of the two square windows in the door, or the designs over the door frame (just below the balcony). The School of Art is well worth a visit (you have to book in advance and go on an official tour, and you’re unfortunately not allowed to take photos inside), especially if you’re a fan of Mackintosh’s work.

8 Responses to “School of Art door”

  1. Katya said

    Aw, that is a shame, but keeps the “legend” alive! After all, id everything was “exposed”, it would ruin the element of “sacred”! What an impressive entry that is, for sure!

  2. Wayne said

    I’ve been on the tour. Isn’t there a tea room downtown that was designed by CRM?

  3. Hilda said

    A school of art? Before reading your commentary, I thought it was a prison! But now that you’ve pointed out the details…

    But really, it looks so solid, I wouldn’t want to be locked inside by mistake.

  4. Sven said

    Wayne: Yes there is, Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street!

  5. marley said

    Very grand.

  6. Wayne said

    Thanks Sven, my memory isn’t completely gone.

  7. Wow I have an old frame from the Glascow Art Gallery, it looks 19th century. Do they house old art in the School of Art now?

  8. Jackie said

    I don’t remember seeing old art – they had a photo exhibition and also lots of stuff by current students when I did the tour.

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