Glasgow International Exhibition (1901)
Following the style popularised at the 1893 Chicago and 1901 Buffalo world's fairs the main exhibition building was in Renaissance-Baroque style. But the large industrial hall contrasted strongly having a large white facade with Spanish, Turkish and Venetian ornamentation and a large golden dome atop. This design by Scottish architect James Miller won him one of his many awards. Countries with close ties to Glasgow exhibited including Japan, Canada and Russia. The Russian exhibition was the largest, a 'Russian village' of 4 pavilions reported to have cost the Tsar of Russia £30 000 and included several brightly coloured buildings designed by Fyodor Schechtel.
Whilst Charles Mackintosh's designs for the major exhibition halls were rejected, he did design four pavilions for commercial organisations, and one for the Glasgow School of Art.
Entertainments included a switchback railway, a water chute, an Indian theatre and soap sculptures.
- International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry (1888)
- Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry (1911)
- Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938
- Glasgow Garden Festival (1988)
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- "historical-buildings". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
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- http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imageview.php?inum=TGSA00363 image of the opening of the exhibition
International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry
|World's Fairs held in Glasgow
Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry