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Charles Rennie Mackintosh (clip)

Biographical film about the Glasgow-born, artist and architect

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A look at the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including his own house in Glasgow's Southpark Avenue, Scotland Street School, Cranston's Tea Rooms and Glasgow's School of Art.

Questions & Activities


  • What did Mackintosh design?
  • What did you think about the music?
  • Do you recognise any of the buildings shown?


Business Studies: Examine Mackintosh as an entrepreneur with a diversification across a range of products (architecture, fabrics, tableware, jewellery etc), compare Wiener Werkstatte & Josef Hoffmann.

Expressive Arts/Design: Research the development of art, design, architecture in Scotland.

Art and Design: Research influences on Mackintosh, Japanese visual work, Wiener Werkstatte etc.

Art and Design: Design and make something in the style of Mackintosh or his influences.

Art and Design/History: Research Mackintosh and produce a multi-media essay about his life, and/or work etc.

History: Where are they now? Produce a map of Mackintosh buildings, extant and disappeared.

Art and Design: Assess the influence (if any) of Mackintosh on current architecture and design.

Modern Studies: Examine the role of Mackintosh in Scottish tourist industry today.

Art and Design/History: Research the design and build of Scotland Street School. Compare and contrast with the current design of schools, compare to design of your own school, refer to school designs recommended by the Lighthouse.

Modern Studies: Investigate financing of a school building and the process of design and approvals.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-023-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 0090
Date 1965
Genre Documentary, Education, Biographical, Arts, Women Filmmakers
School Subject Business Studies, English, Art and Design, History, Modern Studies, Geography
Who Louise Annand (director), Scottish Educational Film Association (production company), Thomas Brendan Wilson (composer), William Thomson (director)
Where Glasgow, Helensburgh
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 7:32
Film Length 21:00