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Sketchbook of Building Construction details late 1880s
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and watercolour on paper
13.3 x 18.2
45 pp.; 31 with pencil and watercolour drawings
This sketchbook contains 31 measured sections and elevations illustrating elements of building construction. Mackintosh mainly explores the construction and material of roofs. Other building features include a door, fireplace, dormer window, seating and finials. Mackintosh completed this sketchbook when he was attending Glasgow School of Art as an apprentice architect. The architecture curriculum included a two-stage course on building construction. This sketchbook was believed to have been the prize-winning submission for the Glasgow Institute of Architects book prize in 1887 for the best set of building construction lecture notes. However, closer study of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and Glasgow School of Art's records suggests this is unlikely as the book is comprised wholly of sketches and lacks any detailed notes.
The numbering on the pages is a later addition. Blank pages have not been recorded. Twelve Mackintosh sketchbooks are recorded: Hunterian, 6; The Glasgow School of Art, 2; the National Library of Ireland, 3; and Private Collection,1. In addition the Hunterian has 74 pages from dismembered sketchbooks recording trips to England between 1895 and 1905. Other pages, particularly from the Italian tour of 1891, are held in various public and private collections. The conservation, digitisation and cataloguing of the Hunterian sketchbooks were supported by a grant from Museums Galleries Scotland in 2010 - 2011. Good online architectural dictionaries are available to explain any unfamiliar architectural terms used - see for example http://architecture.about.com/library/bl-glossary.htm http://www.interarchitecture.co.uk/ Or consult James Stevens Curl, Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2006.
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