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Charles Rennie Mackintosh: composition and geometry of Glasgow School of Art

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: composition and geometry of Glasgow School of Art

Hasegawa, Takuji; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928; Glasgow School of Art

"The dissertation is constructed from 4 parts of analysis. Firstly, proper case studies which make mention of geometrical analysis will be gathered and the methodology will be distilled from these tendencies. Secondly, the plan drawing will be analysed to demonstrate asymmetrical composition of the building from geometrical point of view. Thirdly, the main facade will be anatomized to explain the relationship between the design of facade and the city. Then, the south elevation of the building will be compared with the facade of traditional Scottish architecture, the Fyvie Castle. In the end part of analysis section, the east and the west facade design will [be] examined in order to define the transition in between two phases of construction."

Manuscript. English.
Published Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art, 2007

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Statement of responsibility: Takuji Hasegawa
Physical Description: 40 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans ; 30 cm.
Subject: Scotland : architecture : Art Nouveau style


  1. Case studies.
  2. Asymmetry on the plan.
  3. The composition of the main facade.
  4. The similarity with Scottish castles.
  5. The transition of design on the east and the west facade