Some masterpiece!!!...

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  1. Tek

    Tekkytyke Well-Known Member

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    ?? Plans to rescue Mackintosh masterpiece

    Giant box to save 'rotting' Mackintosh house
    A plan to rescue Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece - The Hill House in Helensburgh - has been unveiled.
    The building's survival is threatened by the effects of weather.
    Now, the National Trust for Scotland is hoping to enclose it in a huge see-through structure while a longer term solution is found."

    Now I am not against 'Art' but just because a famous artist builds something supposedly 'functional art' - in this case a house- does not make it a masterpiece. Built in 1902 it basically is not fit for purpose in as much as it is damp, and lets in water and now requires an expensive structure to be built around it...err... to protect it from er...the weather... A house!
    So if someone built an aeroplane that looked beautiful but could not fly would it ever be described as a 'masterpiece'? I could understand preserving Tudor houses or other properties hundreds of years old that are still standing beyond their expected lifespan but something just over 100 years old (newer than many Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses which are still perfectly functional) ??
    Surely this is a complete waste of money. CRM have been a revered artist but he clearly knew 'Jack Sh*t' about building.
     
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    Wasn’t the library at the School of Art building in Glasgow a Rennie Mackintosh building that was seriously damaged by fire? And now loads of cash is being expended on its repair.
     

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