This investigation of Mackintosh's architecture is based on first-hand analysis of the buildings and primary sources. Archival records, including planning submissions, correspondence, office job books, and later surveys have been evaluated to map out timelines, development of the projects, budgets, and history of change. All of the known architectural drawings have been catalogued, photographed and evaluated. Clients, colleagues, contractors and suppliers have been identified and researched. Period and later photographs have been recorded, scanned and assessed to help determine project history and provide a record of subsequent change. Principal lifetime periodicals and exhibition records in Scotland, the UK, continental Europe and the US have been consulted as well as key architectural histories for posthumous narrative, to evaluate dissemination and reception. Analysis of contemporary building types, including schools, art schools, commercial buildings and domestic villas, has been undertaken to provide comparative assessments.
Details of the many other contributors and supporters are contained in Acknowledgements.
A detailed methodology for the project is contained in the essay 'About the Project'.
Click on the icon above to see a short film about the project produced by the AHRC in 2015 as one of ten films to mark its 10th anniversary.
- Gravestone for James Reid, Kilmacolm, 1898
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