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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2018
Sketcher's Notebook c.1912 - 1920
CRE MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
cloth binding; 88 pp.; 64 pp. with notes and sketches and 2 enclosures; cloth binding
21.9 x 13.8
This late notebook contains records of site visits related to refurbishments of existing projects including The Hill House, Helensburgh; Mossyde, Kilmacolm; and Miss Cranston's tea rooms. There are also notes for potential new work, for example at Robinsfield, near Glasgow, and in particular notes related to projects from the later years in London, including E. O. Hoppé's house at East Grinstead and Florence Brooks' cottages at Burgess Hill. The notebook begins around 1912, when the practice of Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh moved to 257 West George Street, Glasgow, and continues to around 1920. Work was hard to get during the war years and immediate post-war years in London. This is reflected in the range of projects covered which appear to include minor refurbishments in Chelsea as well as Mackintosh's more ambitious but largely unrealised studio proposals. 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 other 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
Or consult James Stevens Curl, Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2006.
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