A305/03: Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Hill House

In the context of the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, the CCA presents twenty-four broadcasts from the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939, by The Open University. To learn more about the project, visit https://www.cca.qc.ca/A305.

Sandra Millikin takes a close look at Hill House, perhaps the most perfect of Mackintosh’s houses, built in 1903 at Helensburgh, near Glasgow, for the publisher Walter Blackie. Besides indicating how the design responded to the needs of the particular client, Millikin also suggests the ways in which the house related to traditional Scottish forms and to Mackintosh’s other work.

Written by Sandra Millikin and Alexander John, directed by Nick Levinson, produced the BBC/Open University, aired 8 March 1975 on BBC2.


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