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An afternoon with Mackintosh, Scotland's premier modern architect

— March 2015

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh, design for Scotland Street School © The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

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I first discovered the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1984, when one of my sisters married a Glaswegian and I went to visit them. We visited the Hill House at Helensburgh and I was hooked. Later I was able to tour the Glasgow School of Art, see the reconstruction in the Hunterian of the house once lived in by Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald, have tea in what is left of...

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