Glasgow School of Art

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Glasgow School of Art
founding 1845
place Glasgow United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom 
Director Irene McAra-McWilliam
Students 1600
Website [1]
Glasgow School of Art (2009)
Glasgow School of Art (1978)

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is an art school founded in Glasgow in 1845 as the Glasgow Government School of Design . In the 1870s, the well-known artist group Glasgow School was formed here .

The building was constructed between 1897 and 1909 according to plans by the Scottish Art Nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh . It is considered a "beacon of architecture of the 20th century", since its shape is already decisively determined by construction and function, decorative details only play a secondary role. The northern front dominated the windows for the light of the studios, which were unusually large for the time. The building was badly damaged in a fire in May 2014 and again in June 2018. (See also: Supplements to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.)

There are currently around 1600 students enrolled in 10 art / design courses. The following degrees are possible: Bachelor of Arts (BA and BA (Hons.)), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

Well-known professors and students

Glasgow School of Art after the 2014 fire
Glasgow School of Art after the 2018 fire

See also

Web links

Commons : Glasgow School of Art  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  2. Ursula Kleefisch-Jobst: Architecture in the 20th Century . Dumont, Cologne 2003. ISBN 3-8321-5574-0 , p. 14 f.
  3. ^ Fire destroys Glasgow's historic art school . Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 16, 2018, accessed on the same day.

Coordinates: 55 ° 51 '57.7 "  N , 4 ° 15' 49.6"  W.