Professors' Sketchbooks
GSA Exhibitions, Mackintosh School of Architecture

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Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF


22 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Sat - Sun, 10:00 - 16:30



Sketch of Blenheim Palace
Professor Charles MacCallum 14th September 2003

Professors' Sketchbooks

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Professors' Sketchbooks
22 - 30 April 2017
Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building 

Preview and Book Launch: 21 April 2017, 5-7:30pm 

Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Charles MacCallum, two professors at the GSA Mackintosh School of Architecture, kept personal sketchbooks. It has been decided to publish some of these sketches, as they give an intriguing insight into how an architect thinks and what he observes, including how an architectural idea or detail may be developed. Some of the sketches are of every day scenes, some of buildings and details that the architect wished to record, and some are developments of building plans and sections where different possibilities were being considered. The book is being published by Freight Books. The exhibition has been created in coordination with the Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

The exhibition will show some of these sketches and a selection of the 158 sketchbooks that are being donated to the GSA Archive by the architects' families.