Aug 20 2009 By Frank Hurley
PIONEERING research into the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is to begin at Glasgow University early next year.
It will be the first in-depth study of its kind of the iconic architect and will be called: "Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning."
The study will be led by Professor Pamela Robertson through a major grant of £620,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Mackintosh is today recognised internationally as an architect of world-wide importance, yet, despite the extensive literature devoted to his career over the past 50 years, his work as an architect is conspicuously under-researched.
The research will provide for the first time a comprehensive, in depth evaluation of his achievements as an architect based on an innovative and authoritative combination of archival research, building survey and analysis.
Pictured is one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's better known designs, the first Daily Record building in Glasgow's Renfield Lane which was designed in 1901 and built in 1904.