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Hill House: Interiors and Furnishings

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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
dc.creator Macdonald, Margaret en_US 1902-1903 en_US 2013-03-06T19:12:52Z 2013-03-06T19:12:52Z 1902-1903 en_US
dc.identifier 198328 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 1122 en_US
dc.description The south wall of the upper ground floor hall, showing entry to Drawing Room; [Mackintosh's wife, Margaret Macdonald, contributed fabric designs and a unique panel over the fireplace in the drawing room.] The entrance is on the short, western side, thus ensuring maximum privacy for the occupants since the public rooms face south. Immediately beyond the entrance are a library and business-room with small, slit windows overlooking the approach to the house. From the outer hall a short flight of steps leads up to the main, dark-beamed hall, providing circulation into the drawing-room and to the dining-room beyond. Thus the accepted principles of 19th-century country-house planning are followed, not only in the separation of zones according to function but also in the progression from public to semi-public to private areas. In the main hall, the principal staircase is partly enclosed by wooden uprights that repeat the vertical dimensions of the walls, which are interspersed with pale grey panels topped by coloured stencils. Characteristic oak furniture is pierced by squares; there are also squares on the pale grey carpet, emphasizing Mackintosh's comprehensive plan for the interior decoration. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 1/27/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium mosaic; gesso; stained glass; wood; textiles en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject decorative arts en_US
dc.subject plants en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Glasgow style en_US
dc.subject Art Nouveau en_US
dc.title Hill House: Interiors and Furnishings 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-2-B5 en_US
vra.culturalContext British en_US
vra.technique stained glass mosaic (process) painting and painting techniques construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype furnishing en_US
vra.worktype seat furniture en_US
vra.worktype lighting fixture en_US
dc.contributor.display Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British interior designer, 1868-1928); Margaret Macdonald (British artist, 1865-1933) en_US

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