The Hallmark of Quality and Value

I came across this rather fine architectural sketch in the CANMORE archive. It was annotated: “Proposed New Store Argyle Street, Glasgow Marks & Spencer Ltd, 1964” In April 1964 the … Continue reading The Hallmark of Quality and Value

The soul and the operator

Image: Photograph from 1910 of a basement corridor in the Glasgow School of Art Words: John Berger [on Art]

‘His solace, his recreation, his enjoyment’

Hector Rose [1826-1872] was Head Gardener at Floors Castle from 1857 to 1868. He was born in Cawdor, the son of a village shoemaker: The early career of Hector Rose … Continue reading ‘His solace, his recreation, his enjoyment’

‘The beginning of an end of an outmoded way of thinking’

Last summer I compiled this post on the ‘Edinburgh Seven’ and followed it up with a post entitled Barriers still exist. In writing these posts I described how the ‘prescribed … Continue reading ‘The beginning of an end of an outmoded way of thinking’