Friday, May 23, 2014

Heartbreaking news from Scotland ...

A terrible fire broke out today at the iconic Glasgow School of Art, a masterpiece of architecture designed over 100 years ago by modernist  trendsetter Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It sounds as though the library and archives have been destroyed, not to mention many priceless pieces of Mackintosh furniture and years' worth of work by the school's current students. 

Neil Baxter, of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, told Reporting Scotland: "It is a desperately sad day for Glasgow, for architecture, indeed for the whole of Scotland. We have lost one of our greatest architectural and artistic masterpieces."

Glasgow School of Art, front entrance

Above and below: Wrought iron roses
(Maybe they survived)

I've been following the BBC news all day on this. 
Will update tomorrow, when more is known.

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