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Mac will be rebuilt, says Glasgow School of Art director


I don't believe I'm missing your point at all Robert, I just don't agree with you. A study of Mackintosh's writing, his lecture notes, Italy tour and his letters to his mentor Francis Newberry make his opinions and quest for innovation in architecture quite clear: "All great and living architecture has been the direct expression of the needs and beliefs of man at the time of its creation, and how if we would have great architecture created this should still be so." "A fundamental responsibility for architects was the task of clothing in grace and beauty the new forms and conditions that modern developments of life- social- commercial and religious insist upon" Charles Rennie Mackintosh Consequently, I do not believe he would support the notion of a replication, no matter the conductor. John Byrne the renowned playwright, artist and one of the Mac's most famous alumni said today that school had “lost its soul”. " “I really don’t care if they rebuild it or not – the soul of the art school is completely gone, never to return.” I agree, and have simply argued that the "spirit" of Mackintosh has also been lost. That also can never be replicated, nor restored.

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16 July, 2018

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