The Stones of Glasgow

United Kingdom, 1980

Film
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Summarises the theories of 19th century architect Alexander Thomson, who designed many of Glasgow’s Victorian era structures - structures now being demolished in the name of progress. An actor playing Thomson quotes his theories of the need for eclecticism in architecture - he himself melded together classical Greek and ancient Egyptian styles, among others. We see footage of such Thomson designed buildings as the Caledonia Road Church (1856) and the St Vincent’s Road Church (1858).

Credits

director

Michael Rigg

production company

University of Glasgow. Audio Visual Services

Language

English

Duration

00:16:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28927

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Glasgow (Scotland)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architects

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architects and community

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Scotland

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture and society

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Historic buildings

History → History

History → Scotland - History

Places → Glasgow (Scotland)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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