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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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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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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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