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View of the entranceThe House for an Art Lover (Haus eines Kunstfreundes) was Charles Rennie Mackintosh's entry for a competition of the German magazine "Zeitschrift fuer Innendekoration" in 1901. It was disqualified for technical reasons, but was awarded a special prize by the jury. The drawings were published in the magazine "Deutsche Kunst" while the full portfolio was published under the title "Meister der Innenkunst".
The house was never built during Mackintosh's lifetime. It was built in Bellahouston Park almost 100 Years later by Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow School of Art. Some of the rooms are open to the public, while others are used by the Glasgow School of Art. On the right you can see part of the entrance on the north side of the building, below right the northern elevation with the entrance. Below left the southern elevation with the Music room behind the windows at the balcony.
Southern elevation Northern elevation
The Dining Room
View into the dining roomA view from the Main Hall into the Dining Room. The Dining Room with it's dark panels follows the style of the sombre main hall. The table in the dining room
The table with the high-backed chairs provide the focus in the dining room. The new high-backed chairs are said to be reinforcing the suggestion of a human form with the single back splat tapering down from the "head"
The fireplace
The fireplace with the familiar rose. Towards the left and right you can see the gesso panels which go around the room.
One of the panelsOne of the bright gesso panels showing elegant female figures. These go around the room, diverting the eye upwards.

For more pictures please visit my second page about the House for an Artlover with pictures from the Music Room and the Oval Room.