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Perspective elevation: Norwich Munciple Technical Institute, St George Street: Prior to the second floor amendments by Douglas W. Wiles


October 1889, after building work had started, the Department of Science and Art requested amendments which resulted in the Art floor being altered to large single window opening to each bay. The two innovatory features were the use of steel and concrete making the floor and staircases fireproof, and the heating system which, as in Mackintosh's seminal Glasgow School of Art, was a plenum system of warm air.

The NSAD building has the simplicity and the robust quality extolled of Arts and Crafts ideals, being undoubtedly one of the first Edwardian structures in the City, a fitting tribute, to that former pupil of the School of Art, George Skipper. (From: A Happy Eye: a School of Art in Norwich 1845-1982 [NSAD, Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton and John Stevens, 1892], p.108)
Artist:Douglas W. Wiles
Artwork type:architect's drawing
Style/Period:Arts and Crafts/Edwardian
Material:Pen, ink and watercolour
Measurements:450 x 760 mm
Technique:drawing
Date:1897
Location:Perspective elevation of the new School of Art's building and sites; St George Street, Norwich.
NSAD Collection (current repository)
Culture:British
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:Norwich School of Art and Design
Notes:Restored and Remounted

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