Main entry and north facade of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Keniger, Michael, 1947-. Main entry and north facade of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow.

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Title Main entry and north facade of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Alternative Title Renfrew Street entry and large studio windows on the north facade of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Abstract/Summary The image shows the main entry to the school in the centre of the north facade. Despite the centrality of the entry, the facade is actually asymmetrical. Above the entry is a balcony accessed from the school director's office. The large windows either side of the director's office give indirect light to studio spaces. The wrought iron window brackets on these windows act to support window cleaners' platforms and add bracing to the mullions, but they are also artistically designed. The decorated wrought iron railing along the street can be seen in the foreground.
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
Building Materials Glass
Wrought iron
Architectural Features Arches
Window brackets
Wrought iron railings
Surrounding Features Roads & streets
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."
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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