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The myth of Gillespie Kidd & Coia

The myth of Gillespie Kidd & Coia Modern architecture in Glasgow is still generally associated with the unlikely exotic name of ‘Coia’. The Italian Glaswegian architect, Jack Coia, ran the firm of Gillespie Kidd & Coia for almost half a century and became associated with a large number of striking, if also problematic buildings erected in and around Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly for the Roman Catholic church. Yet few in Glasgow really understand that the name of Coia actually stood and stands for a much larger, more complex and, indeed, more interesting phenomenon. Even more than remains so tiresomely the case with that earlier Glaswegian star, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the reality of a remarkable career is obscured by myth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

The myth of Gillespie Kidd & Coia

Architectural Heritage , Volume 11 (11): 68 – Jan 1, 2000

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Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.2000.11.11.68
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Abstract

Modern architecture in Glasgow is still generally associated with the unlikely exotic name of ‘Coia’. The Italian Glaswegian architect, Jack Coia, ran the firm of Gillespie Kidd & Coia for almost half a century and became associated with a large number of striking, if also problematic buildings erected in and around Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly for the Roman Catholic church. Yet few in Glasgow really understand that the name of Coia actually stood and stands for a much larger, more complex and, indeed, more interesting phenomenon. Even more than remains so tiresomely the case with that earlier Glaswegian star, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the reality of a remarkable career is obscured by myth.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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