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Design for 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition Buildings Competition: cross and long sections of industrial hall 1898
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and wash on paper laid on linen
90.0 x 153.0
s. b.r. as a nom-de-plume in form of sylized flower and leaves; inscr. t.r. "No 2"; inscr. b.c. "LONG SECTION"; inscr. b.l. "CROSS / SECTION"; s. in ink b.l. "JS / JT."; inscr. t.l. "INTERNATI NAL [sic] EXHIBITION GLASGOW 1901 / COMPETITION DESIGN FOR BUILDINGS"
In 1898 a competition was announced for the buildings for Glasgow's planned 1901 International Exhibition. Five of Mackintosh's designs are held in this collection (GLAHA 52556 - 52560); the perspective is held at the Glasgow School of Art. His designs present a scheme shorn of historic ornament. Of particular interest are the designs for a Concert Hall. One is a conventional proposal. The other, for a saucer-domed circular building is startlingly adventurous for the period.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN : GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1901 : COMPETITION : BUILDING : CROSS SECTION : LONG SECTION : INDUSTRIAL HALL : CRM ONLINE :