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Mossbourne Community Academy: A Model for Local Regeneration

In March 2000, British Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett introduced a new program of City Academies, intended to revive underperforming schools in disadvantaged inner-city settings. Academies would be independently managed schools, funded primarily by the state, with an initial … Continue reading

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Functional Decoration: Window Fittings at the Hill House

The influence of the Arts & Crafts movement is apparent in Mackintosh’s sculptural use of metal. The asymmetry of these ‘window-stops’ emphasizes their hand-made nature: none of the ornamentations (there are four total) is identical to any of the others. … Continue reading

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Hill House, Mackintosh

The Hill House is a home designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the family of Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie. Designed in 1902 and completed by March of 1904, the house is located in the town of Helensburgh, Scotland. Helensburgh, a … Continue reading

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Grandstreet Theatre

The Grandstreet Theatre is a small community theatre located near downtown Helena, Montana. Built as a Unitarian Church in 1901, this building served as the city library from 1933 until 1976, when it was converted into a theatre. Interestingly, the … Continue reading

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