RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE GLASGOW STYLE

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How Daring Imagination and Traditional Skills Changed Glasgow

Introduction to the Glasgow Style an introduction to famous architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the pioneering Glasgow Style.

Craft, Art and Industry the impact on home decorating of the social and manufacturing relations between Glasgow Style designers and Glasgow industry.

Precious Things metalwork, enamelwork and glassware designed and produced between 1880 and 1920 by Scottish artists.

Glasgow Tea Rooms : tearoom interiors designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Glasgow tearoom owner Miss Cranston.

The MacDonald Sisters two of the most important female artists to emerge from Glasgow, and their significance in the development of the Glasgow Style.

Women Adored, Women Adorned late 19th-century women in art, idealized, mysterious and sensual; in the real world, fighting for independence, equality and self-expression.

To Reach

From the Main Entrance

Continue past the shop entrance and take the turning left. Locate the south entrance to the Shop on your left and turn right here to locate the Lower East Stairs. Go up two flights of stairs to Ground Floor level then turn left, continue into the East Court, then follow either side, through a short passage, into the gallery.

Via the Lift

Continue, to the wall then move to your right, past the entrance to the Restaurant and locate the East Lift to your left. At First Floor level, turn left (180 degrees) and continue into the East Court, then follow either side, through a short passage, into the gallery.

From the rear entrance

Enter the Main Hall, pass the seating outside Coffee at Kelvingrove, to your right, then turn right and continue into the East Court, then follow either side, through a short passage, into the gallery.

Layout

A huge range of his and contemporary pieces, including cabinets, chairs hall stands and coloured glass and wall clocks is included. This is all in glass cases and there are currently no interactive exhibits. We believe there is little purpose in trying to explain details of this in this guide.

North Side

  entrance from Art Discovery Centre

South Side

  fire exit door
various stained glass
entrance to Looking at Design

West Side

  2 entrances from East Court

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