Starting at the main gate of the University of Glasgow, we will explore the 6 forms of architecture in the University vicinity with particular focus on the majestic Neo-Gothic Main Building, the elegant Art Deco Reading Room and the Brutalist Art Gallery. After a 20 min wander around these buildings we will progress to the re-assembled, 4 storey home of Charles Rennie Mackintosh where I will give a full 45 min tour. This is your opportunity to experience the genius of one of Glasgow's best loved designers and really appreciate one of the most progressive and prophetic collections in world design. During this tour, I'll give comprehensive insight into the motivations, designs and history of Charles and his wife Margaret's work, as well as providing historical context for their groundbreaking 'Glasgow Style'. Upon completion of the Mackintosh tour we will meander like students of old, through Professor's square and to the University's south gate, where we will examine the Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection at the grandiose Kelvingrove Art Gallery. After chatting about the glorious red sandstone building itself - as well as the urban legends surrounding, we will progress and pay special attention to Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh's sublime 'Gesso' art work where I will go into detail about her technique and how you can create your very own Glasgow style Gesso work at home!
Hi my name is Andrew and I'm a native to the west end and and a postgraduate alumnus of The University of Glasgow. My expertise is in Glaswegian History and Teaching with over 10+ years of experience in these fields. I'd love to share with you my passion and insight into the art and architecture of the University and in particular the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the West End of the City. Because I develop my ideas and presentation from my academic career, you'll be introduced to a truly unique side of Glasgow's architecture and design. I guarantee you a fascinating and well informed story. Come and hear about the genius and complexity of Glasgow's most famous and beloved designs.
Tickets to the Mackintosh House and special 15% discount in the gift shop.
Firstly we will visit the amazing Main Building of the University of Glasgow where I spent 5 wonderful years as a student. Secondly, we will visit the sublime Art Deco reading room, Neo-Classic Wellington church, Brutalist Hunterian Art Gallery, The Mackintosh House and finally the Spanish Baroque Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Everywhere is easily reached on foot so comfy shoes are a must!
最多10人參加，年齡須滿15歲。家長可攜帶2歲以下兒童參加。 Customers should note that the Mackintosh House requires the scaling of 4 flights of stairs. We've set the suggested minimum age at 15 as the tour is a little advanced for small children. We're more than happy to…
Please note that this is primarily a walking tour and guests may be in their feet for up to 90 mins. Toilet breaks can be scheduled inside the Hunterian Art Gallery.
Mackintosh and Glasgow in the West End