AV Gardner and early 20th Century Cinema Architecture in Scotland & Europe
This talk by Helen Kendrick, explores Glasgow architect AV Gardner, famous for his early 20th Century cinema architecture in Scotland (including the stunning art nouveau Campeltown Picture House and the Grosvenor, Ashton Lane) looking at his background at Glasgow School of Art and influences from Europe. Gardner was one of the first students to study architecture in Mackintosh’s new Glasgow School of Art buidling in the early 1900’s, and the radically modern design of the School has been cited as influential on Gardner’s own building style. This talk will explore Gardner’s architecture particularly in the west coast town of Campbeltown, and also look at key inspirations from contemporaneous cinema design on the continent and the phenomenon of ‘Atmospheric Cinemas’, which Gardner specialised in.
Friday @ 1930-2030