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Charles Rennie Mackintosh / Fiona and Isla Hackney.
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709.2 HAC
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Includes index.
Contents: Origins -- The early years -- The architectural projects -- The interior projects -- Furniture, fabric designs, metalwork and glass -- Mackintosh abroad and the Glasgow style -- The final years.
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[1989] ©1989
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London : Apple Press
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125 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm.
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1850761760;
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monograph
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh is widely recognized as one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century design. Architect, designer and watercolourist, he evolved a new uncompromising style appropriate to the time in which he lived. At home his decorative
work as part of The Four (Mackin-tosh, Margaret, and Frances Macdonald, Herbert MacNair) was at the centre of the distinctive movement in the applied arts known as the Glasgow Style. At the same time, he made a significant contribution to the Art Nouveau movement in Continental Europe and exhibited widely there. Subsequently his major architectural work, the Glasgow School of Art, was hailed as a forerunner of the Modem Movement. This book explores the architect's intentions through an examination of his work, placing it in the context of turn-of-the-century Glasgow and Europe. The chapters are arranged thematically: Architectural Projects, 1893-1909; Interior Design Projects; Furniture, Fabric Designs, Metalwork and Glass; Outside Scotland: Triumphs and Admirers on the Continent; The Glasgow Style; these provide a new guide to an important and revolutionary designer. Tragically, due to lack of sympathetic patrons, Mackintosh never received another major commission and died in poverty in France in 1928. His work was sadly neglected, but with the recent revival of interest, it is clear that it is as relevant today as it was a century ago.--Book jacket.
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