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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Hill House (Helensburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1902-1903 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Mackintosh, Charles Rennie en_US 1902-1903 en_US 2013-03-06T19:12:28Z 2013-03-06T19:12:28Z 1902-1903 en_US
dc.identifier 198309 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1121 en_US
dc.description Caretaker's house, general view showing the south elevation; Much of Mackintosh's career as an architect might have remained unfulfilled had he not been encouraged and sustained by a few determined and discriminating patrons such as the Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie (1860-1953). As a result of his friendship with Blackie's art director, Talwin Morris (1865-1911), Mackintosh was invited by Blackie in 1902 to design a family house, later known as the Hill House (now owned by National Trust Scotland). The chosen site, in upper Helensburgh, Strathclyde, is an exposed slope with a panoramic view of the Firth of Clyde. Although the plan of the Hill House generated the form of the building, the relationships and scale of the main units as seen from the south have an uncanny resemblance to Crathes Castle, Grampian, a late 16th-century L-plan tower-house to which was added a plain two-storey wing to provide more commodious accommodation. [Mackintosh also designed the gardens.] Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 2/2/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium stone; stucco; slate en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architectural exteriors en_US
dc.subject Gardens en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.subject Glasgow style en_US
dc.title Hill House en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-MCR-HH-1-H3 en_US
vra.culturalContext British en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype house en_US
dc.contributor.display Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British architect, 1868-1928) en_US

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