Item GSAA/EPH/10/121 - Poster for a lecture by Herman Hertzberger

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GSAA/EPH/10/121

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Poster for a lecture by Herman Hertzberger

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  • [Jan 1975] (Creation)

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This poster advertised a lecture given by the German architect Herman Hertzberger. Hertzberger is widely considered to be one of the influences behind the Dutch Structuralist movement of the mid 20th century. The lecture was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on The Glasgow School Of Art campus on the 20th of February 1975.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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(1924-1995)

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Robert Stewart was one of the foremost British designers of the second half of the twentieth century. His work revolutionized design in postwar Britain. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1940s. He took charge of the printed textiles department there in 1949. He was passionately interested in surface design and became one of the most significant influences in the field. He designed for Liberty, Donald Brothers, and the Edinburgh Tapestry Company in Great Britain and North America before forming his own company to produce printed ceramic kitchenware. During the 1970s and 1980s he designed and manufactured large-scale ceramic murals for public buildings. During his thirty-five years at the Glasgow School of Art, Stewart proved to be an inspiring and influential teacher. His legacy is to be found in his many successful former students now working in a variety of fields, including textiles and theatre design.

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Screen print done in two layers using red and black inks with a spray painted stencil overlay.

Dimensions: 1107 x 764mm

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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/121

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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