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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Author: Alan Crawford
Publisher: [New York?] : Thames and Hudson, 1995.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest work dates from about a dozen intensely creative years around 1900. His buildings in Glasgow, and especially his craggy masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, are more complex and playful than anything in Britain at that time. His interiors, many of them designed in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald, are both spare and sensuous, creating a world of heightened  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Crawford
ISBN: 0500202834 9780500202838
OCLC Number: 34413667
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Growing up in Glasgow : Firpark Terrace 1868-1891 --
2. Architect and artist : Regent Park Square 1891-1900 --
3. Love and work : Mains Street 1900-1906 --
4. Crisis : Florentine Terrace 1906-1914 --
5. Loss and gain : Walberswick and Chelsea 1914-1923 --
6. Love, work and peace : Port Vendres 1923-1933 --
7. Critical fortunes.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Alan Crawford.

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"Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest work dates from about a dozen intensely creative years around 1900. His buildings in Glasgow, and especially his craggy masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, are more complex and playful than anything in Britain at that time. His interiors, many of them designed in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald, are both spare and sensuous, creating a world of heightened aesthetic sensibility. Finally, during the 1920s, he painted a series of watercolours which are as original as anything he had done before. Since his death, Mackintosh has been lauded as a pioneer of the Modern Movement and as a master of Art Nouveau. This book, with illustrations that include specially prepared plans and sections, takes a clear-eyed view of Mackintosh and his achievement, stripping away the myths to reveal a designer of extraordinary sophistication and inventiveness."--Jacket.

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