Central staircase and Museum at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Central staircase and Museum at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

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Title Central staircase and Museum at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Alternative Title Timber framed central staircase at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Abstract/Summary This image shows the central staircase of the school opposite the main entry. The staircase leads up to the Museum which is top lit via a translucent skylight. The timber staircase and the timber roof framing of the Museum exhibit influences derived from medieval and Japanese construction methods.
Date of construction 1897-1909
Date photo taken 2000
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928
Honeyman and Keppie
Photographer Keniger, Michael, 1947-
Location 167 Renfrew Street
United Kingdom
Open Access Status Other
Category Educational facilities
Subcategory Tertiary education facilities
Period Federation (1890-1915)
Style Arts and Crafts
Art nouveau
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Masonry construction
Timber construction
Building Materials Sandstone
Architectural Features Handrails
Landings (stair components)
Timber balustrades
Timber posts
Interior Features Artwork
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger
References Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. "Glasgow, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow School Of Art." http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/120095/details/glasgow+167+renfrew+street+glasgow+school+of+art/
Additional Notes The Glasgow School of Art was designed and built in the period coinciding with 'Federation (1890-1915)' in Australia, though it cannot truly be called a 'Federation' building as it is in Scotland. Also, sources conflict as to whether the stone used on the west, north and east facades is sandstone or granite, but its appearance is closer to sandstone so it is listed as such.
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