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Design for Albert Memorial

Perspective drawing for Albert Memorial. Prince Albert died in Dec 1861 and designs were invited for a memorial hall and monument. It is not clear whether this perspective represents one of these or a combination of both. The base is an immense podium with battered sides, on it another podium with couchant lions at each corner, above this rises a single-story block with battered walls, each side pierced with a bank of linked windows, the tower culminating in a ribbed dome. The immense size of the battered doorways and the low relief on the walls recalls Egyptian temples. The competition was won by Sir Gilbert Scott.

Thomson, Alexander

Hugh Ferguson Notebooks

  • DC 052
  • Collection
  • 1964

Hugh Ferguson graduated from Glasgow School of Art/Architecture in 1955. His collection of papers includes a notebook of 'Descriptive Geometry' from The Royal Technical College containing notes and detailed mathematical drawings.

Ferguson received the Alexander Thompson Travelling Scholarship in 1964 and another notebook/sketchbook documents his travels over one month in Greece - from 15th of August to 5th September 1964. Two weeks were spent resident in Athens and two weeks travelling; he visited many sites including Delphi, Eleusis, Daphni, Ossios Loukas, Brauron, Mycanae, Tiryns, Pylos, Epidauros, Olympia and Corinth. Detailed notes are given on the work going on at these sites, accompanied by around 33 photographs of ongoing architectural work.

Loose papers include information on the life and works of Alexander Thompson as well as a draft of the text for the final bound travel notebook.

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

Ferguson, Hugh C S

Poster for exhibition 'Scottish Photography - The First Half' at the Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Poster for exhibition 'Scottish Photography - The First Half' at the Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 25 Oct 1984-06 May 1985. The exhibition was hosted by the National Galleries of Scotland, and launched the Scottish Photography Archive. The featured image is 'Edinburgh Architecture - Scott Monument - in construction D.O. Hill'.

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