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Art, Design and Architecture collection

  • NMC
  • Collection
  • 13th century to early 21st century

Artworks, design pieces and architectural designs related to Glasgow School of Art staff and students.

Items include

  • oil paintings
  • ilk screen prints
  • lithograph prints
  • prints
  • photographs
  • sketches
  • sketch books
  • drawings
  • watercolours
  • collage
  • metalwork, sculpture and ceramics.

Almost all works are by former students and staff or figures related to the history of The Glasgow School of Art. The earliest pieces date from the 16th century and later examples have been purchased from recent Degree Shows. The work is in a variety of media and includes drawings, paintings, prints, sketchbooks, furniture and sculpture. Artists represented include many key figures and the most influential and successful students.

There are also several works from former tutors including Neil Dallas Brown, David Donaldson and Fred Selby, alongside contemporary works by students, donated or purchased at degree show. Key works include those by: Maurice Greiffenhagen, Francis Newbery, John Quinton Pringle, Benno Schotz, Ian Fleming and James D Robertson. Suites of note include large collections of Joan Eardley sketches and paintings, Joan Palmer prints, and architectural drawings by Eugene Bourdon.

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Poster for display 'Hypothesis: Forms of regeneration on the Clyde', Glasgow

Poster for display of final year projects from the Mackintosh School of Architecture 'Hypothesis: Forms of regeneration on the Clyde', Merchant City, Glasgow, 29 Nov 2002-01 Dec 2002. The display features the work of students Andres, Chow, Innes, Logan, Lugar-Mawson, Nowak, O'Hagan, Radhakrishnan, Shepherd, Teoh and Urquhart (only surnames given).

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Photographs

Includes photographs collected by Alexander McGibbon, Charles Edward Whitelaw, and Eugene Bourdon. Also includes collection of cloud studies, copies of George Henry works, and miscellaneous photographs.

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Student Notebook, anonymous

  • DC 056
  • Collection
  • [19th century-20th century]

Student Art History notebook, contains mainly writings on Egyptian Art and Architecture, Medieval Christian Art, Flemish Art, English Art. Notebook also contains some illustrations.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

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Poster for an exhibition entitled 'The Architecture of Unbaked Earth: Its Traditions and Future'

This poster advertised an exhibition of photographic works showing the architectural properties of unbaked earth. The exhibition was held in association with the French Institute and ran from the 25th of Februrary to the 17th of March 1983 in the Bourdon Building and the Green Room.

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Architecture Papers

2 folders of papers about the study of Architecture. Folders as follows: DIR/12/2/25/1: Architecture and Planning Papers, 1960-1964. Includes correspondence relating to Town Planning course; a part-time course in Architecture; notes on annual assessment of Certificate Course and Post-Certificate Course in Architecture; report on Architectural Education in Glasgow; note on RIBA prizes and studentships; note on students selected to proceed with final drawings for Soane Medallion; other records of RIBA prize winners including J B Browne, William M Dunlop, and Graeme M Morland from Glasgow School of Art; notes on structures of Architecture courses; list of 'buildings of architectural and historic interest in the City of Edinburgh'; resignation letter from John D Kelly (Chairman of GSA Governors); note on Dept of Architecture & Planning accommodation and requirements; notes on award of Diplomas and Prizes; correspondence from Keppie, Henderson & Partners re. proposed mezzanine floor of Assembly Hall. DIR/12/2/25/2: Architecture and the Governors of GSA, 1964 Includes: Agenda for meeting of Chairman's Committee, 01 May 1964; excerpts from minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Governors on state of architectural education in Glasgow (with accompanying report) 25 Mar 1964; and report on 'Proposed Courses in Architecture in the School of Art, Present and Future Carricula'.

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Poster for a lecture by Rayner Banham

This poster advertised a lecture given by architecture critic Rayner Banham which was held in the Haldane Building on the 21st of February 1962. Banham was also a prolific writer and is best known for his theoretical treatise 'Theory and Design in the First Machine Age' (1960) and for his book 'Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies' (1971). The poster states "Come on babey, do the mega structure" which is a pun on the 1962 pop song 'Loco-Motion' by Eva Boyd.

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Court buildings

Design for new departmental and court buildings for Canada in Ottawa. Section through tower/supreme court and liberty in law courts building/cross section through supreme court showing direct sky lighting of court.

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Colonnaded building with tree

Unfinished study. This drawing was gifted as part of an archive of drawings, supposedly all by Bone. However, the School of Architecture stamp is seemingly from 1939-40 and as Bone was already on the staff of GSA at this time, this is probably the work of an otherwise unknown student.

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