• Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of the Four

    The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work of a group of young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who had trained at Glasgow School of Art; two architects and two artists – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald – who were simply known by their friends and contemporaries as ‘The Four’. Their work was a personal vision in the new international style of the 1890s, Art Nouveau, and is perhaps best known for Mackintosh’s architecture and furniture. But at the root of this new style was a graphic language which all four shared.Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists and their work.  

    • ASIN: 0711236844

  • Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style

    A celebration of the achievements and transformative power of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's work that has inspired generations of artists and designers.In the final decades of the 19th century, the Glasgow Style introduced Art Nouveau in Britain and helped transform an industrial city into Scotland's premier cultural capital. The predominant force behind the Glasgow Style was Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an architect and designer who personified the movement's intellectual freedom, sensuality, and spirit of collaboration. This lively and informative book showcases the work of Mackintosh and contextualizes it in relation to a larger circle of designers and craftspeople with which he shared sources, stylistic features, and patrons. Filled with color illustrations, archival materials, and essays, this volume explores every aspect of the Glasgow Style--from beautifully appointed homes and restaurants to everyday works of needlepoint, cups and saucers, stained glass windows, magazine illustrations, and textiles. It traces the birth of the Glasgow Style to The Glasgow School of Art, where Mackintosh met fellow students, including his future wife, who would form an influential circle nicknamed the "Immortals." It also reveals how the rise of the Glasgow Style went hand-in-hand with the foun...

    • ASIN: 3791359185

  • Mackintosh's Masterwork: The Glasgow School of Art

    Of the many practitioners of art nouveau in Great Britain, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) has outlasted them all. His work bridged the more ornate style of the later nineteenth century and the forms of international modernism that followed. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom he is frequently compared, he is known for so thoroughly integrating art and decoration that the two became inseparable. His work has been honored by a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his designs have proliferated to such an extent that they can be found reproduced in posters, prints, jewelry, and even new buildings. His most important project was the Glasgow School of Art, which still functions as a highly prestigious art school. This glorious building is visited each year by thousands of tourists from around the world. Built over a dozen years, beginning in 1897, the Glasgow School of Art is Mackintosh’s greatest and most influential legacy. This completely redesigned and heavily illustrated edition of Mackintosh’s Masterwork has been greatly expanded and contains newly discovered material about both the early life of the architect and the formative years in which his plans for the School of Art were executed.

    • Brand: Brand: Rutgers University Press
    • ASIN: 0813534453

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Life and Work

    A major architectural study of one of the pioneers of modernism.Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Scotland’s greatest architect and arguably one of the world’s most admired. He had far fewer commissions than his contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright, but with a few bold and innovative structures―the Glasgow School of Art and Hill House among them―he had a profound influence on art and architecture at the turn of the twentieth century. Like Wright, Mackintosh designed in totality, down to the furniture and fabrics used in his structures, and he was influenced by the Japanese, particularly in the simplicity of his designs and themes from nature.Hailed as a pioneer of modernism, Mackintosh was, however, perhaps truer to the Arts and Crafts movement than has been realized. With both historic photographs and modern images of Mackintosh’s major works taken by the noted architectural photographer Mark Fiennes, this is an essential and beautiful addition to the Mackintosh canon and to architectural history. 50 four-color and 120 black-and-white photographs and illustrations

    • ASIN: 0393051757

  • Taking Tea with Mackintosh: The Story of Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms

    In 1896, Kate Cranston, the pioneer of Glasgow tea rooms in the late nineteenth century, commissioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh -- who would become one of the Western world's most renowned designers -- to design her tea rooms, and over the next two decades he did so with dazzling inventiveness. (Mackintosh's wife, Margaret, herself an artist, also made important contributions to the interior designs.) A pair of perfectionists, Cranston and Mackintosh opened up a unique, avant-garde artistic world to thousands of ordinary people. Their tea rooms became internationally famous.Taking Tea with Mackintosh illustrates this exciting collaboration with black-and-white historical photographs of the tea rooms and color photographs of their surviving components. In addition, sixteen recipes for traditional tea room cakes, breads, and pastries are supplied, offering the best chance the reader will have to revisit these extraordinary places.

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    • ASIN: 0764906925

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    The great Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) has come to be seen as one of the most influential early modern designers. Like Frank Lloyd Wright, whom he rivals in popularity today, Mackintosh viewed the design of furniture and interiors as a vital part of his architectural work. Today, reproductions and objects based on his design ideas are wildly popular. This is the fourth edition of the primary reference work on Mackintosh furniture and the first time it has been in print in more than twenty years. Completely revised and redesigned, with new information and many new color illustrations, the book documents every surviving piece of Mackintosh furniture and every drawing, as well as his interior designs (including reconstructions of interiors that have been destroyed).

    • ASIN: 0810993201

  • Mackintosh's Masterwork

    Analyzes in detail Scottish architect Charles Rennie Macintosh's greatest work, the Glasgow School of Art, with commentaries discussing the school's place in the development of architecture

    • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 0877016631

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of the most intriguing and influential artists of his time. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Masterpieces of Art reveals a selection of some of his most important and popular works, from stained glass pieces and furniture through to architecture, at the same time giving an overview of his life and career.  The introduction reveals his journey from early Symbolist watercolours and Japanese-influenced details to his influence on the Vienna Secession and crowning works of architecture such as the Glasgow School of Art. The informed text and beautiful images of key artworks give depth and fuller understanding to create a beautifully rich and enjoyable tribute to the father of the 'Glasgow Style'.

    • ASIN: 178361207X

  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868-1928 : Glasgow Style

    Architecte, designer et peintre écossais, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) fut l’un des premiers pionniers de l’architecture moderne et du design. Bien qu’il n’ait reçu aucune reconnaissance officielle de sa ville natale de Glasgow, son mélange audacieux et nouveau de simplicité et de détails poétiques ont inspiré les modernistes de toute l’Europe.L’approche avant-gardiste de Mackintosh embrasse une grande variété de supports ainsi que des procédés stylistiques inédits. Son œuvre aux multiples facettes comprend architectures, mobilier, design graphique, jardins et études de fleurs. Il adopte des lignes fortes, des proportions élégantes et des motifs inspirés de la nature, associant une certaine touche de japonisme à une sensibilité toute moderniste pour la fonctionnalité de sa création. Il favorise les typographies noires et lisibles, les formes discrètes et les grandes fenêtres aux proportions généreuses apportant quantité de lumière dans les intérieurs.À Glasgow, on compte parmi les constructions signées Mackintosh les célèbres Willow Tea Rooms, les résidences privées Windyhill et Hill House, et le Mackintosh Building de l’école d’art de Glasgow, largement reconnue comme son chef-d’œuvre. Nombre de ses travaux ont ét...

    • ASIN: 383656159X

  • Design By Desire: A Novel Of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    Modigliani, Van Gough, James Dean, Amy Whitehouse, George Best, Richard Burton, Alex Higgins . . . if the saddest thing in life is wasted talent then shed some tears for Charles Rennie Mackintosh - a genius born to create beautiful buildings at a period in history when the rest of the world was intent on tearing them down, a man ahead of his time, but destroyed by it. Yet the beauty remains his legacy . . . and hope for all lovers.

    • ASIN: 0244039356