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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1893-1895 (creation); 1999 (alteration) en_US
dc.creator Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh en_US
dc.creator Mackintosh, Charles Rennie en_US
dc.date 1893-1895 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-27T15:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-27T15:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 1893-1895 en_US
dc.identifier 180693 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2001 en_US
dc.description East elevation, drain pipe; Mackintosh's earliest architectural work, the Glasgow Herald Building was produced in conjunction with the firm's junior partner, John Keppie (1863-1945). Although the overall disposition of elements and details, such as the fenestration are familiar from Keppie's repertory, Mackintosh seems to have been allowed to introduce many of his own ideas. The vegetable carving on the rainwater-heads, corbels and keystones, particularly of the higher storeys, is a typical Mackintosh innovation. The two six-storey elevations are unified by a higher polygonal tower scaffolded at the angles by continuous pilaster strips. The top of the tower, which contains a water storage tank, is corbelled outwards like a bursting bud, so adding to the feeling of growth. [The very narrow Mitchell Street was the home of the Glasgow Herald newspaper from 1895 until 1980 when new publishing practices created a requirement for more modern premises. The lower floors were used as production space where the newspapers where dispatched from platforms open to the street. When Glasgow was awarded the title "UK city of Architecture 1999", the block was altered and extended to create a modern Architecture and Design centre, the Lighthouse. As a working newspaper plant, the premises had been altered at various stages throughout the 20th century; as a result there were very few, if any, period furnishings to retain for its restoration.] Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 7/11/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium red sandstone en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject Newspapers en_US
dc.subject publishing en_US
dc.subject Nineteenth century en_US
dc.subject Art Nouveau en_US
dc.title Glasgow Herald Building en_US
dc.title.alternative Lighthouse, The en_US
dc.title.alternative The Lighthouse; Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City 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-TL-C26 en_US
dc.contributor.display Charles Rennie Mackintosh (British architect, 1868-1928); Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh (British architectural firm, 1904-1913) en_US


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