One of Glasgow's most famous individuals is certainly Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), the father of Art Nouveau in Scotland. This architect, inspired by Japanese forms, perfected a simple and functional style. Even today, many Mackintosh buildings still stand in the centre of Glasgow, including The Willow Tea Rooms, The Lighthouse (a cultural centre and museum dedicated to design and architecture), and The Mackintosh House.
Don't miss his Glasgow School of Art (adult admission: 9.75 GBP), one of the oldest and most characteristic of his buildings. In particular, stop in the small, dark, wood library, where absolutely everything—from the lighting to the bookshelves and chairs—was designed by Mackintosh. You will discover a unique style, both in the quality and layout, as well as in the detailed finishes.
Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ
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