Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism. His work was influential on European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism.
An illustrated study of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It features buildings, such as the Glasgow School of Art, as well as his interiors, such as the Willow Tea Rooms, many of which were designed in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be described as the greatest-ever Scottish architect, a water colourist of genius or a capricious interior designer with a flair for unstable furniture. John Cairney tells of the working life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as the beautiful love story which tragically ended with his sudden death at the age of 60.
Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is renowned for his architectural achievements on a public and domestic scale, interior designing, and furniture design. This book aims to review his work in context, and consider how his ideas can be interpreted. His handling of colour, use of materials, and graphic approach to form are explored, and photographs show original designs and plans.
This fourth edition of Billcliffe's work on the furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, has been completely revised and redesigned to incorporate all the new information (not to mention pieces of furniture) discovered since the third edition was published 20 years ago.