Mackintosh's Masterwork: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art
Mackintosh's Masterwork: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow
Now available in a paperback edition, this beautifully illustrated volume remains the first comprehensive work to examine turn-of-the-century architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's crowning achievement--the Glasgow School of Art. Meticulously compiled by fine-art and architecture staff members of the Glasgow School, the book includes 200 color and black-and-white photographs documenting the landmark building's innovative structure and decoration, including the remarkable furniture Mackintosh designed specifically for the interior. Seven essays by some of the world's foremost architectural historians complete this exceptional volume. Architects and designers, as well as the ever-growing audience for the Arts and Crafts movement, will find this both an invaluable guide and a stunning tribute to an extraordinary artist.
- Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
- ASIN: 0811809323
Some Examples of Furniture By Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Glasgow School of Art Collection
Easel to Edifice: Intersections in the Art Nouveau Paths of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Henry Van de Velde
Easel to Edifice: Intersections in the Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau masters Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Henry van de Velde shared a commonality rare among the creative figures who played central roles in that turn-of-the-century design movement. Both began their careers with a lifetime of easel art-making as their goal, but ultimately redirected their energies to the primarily functional realms of architecture and the applied arts. This professional shift is especially noteworthy given the contrasts between the Scottish Mackintosh and the Belgian van de Velde, in personality, in cultural conditioning, and in the very nature of their Art Nouveau output.One can point to other similarities between the two innovators. For one, while most at home with the painstaking precision of handcraftsmanship, both were, at the same time, drawn to the benefits of industrial manufacture, speed, high volume, and product uniformity, their shared attraction to industrial production nurtured by the respective environments in which they passed their young years. By the mid-19th Century, Mackintosh's native Glasgow had won global renown for its shipbuilding sector, enabled chiefly by technical advances made in the factories that ringed the city. Belgium, in turn, made its industrial mark on the European continent through the manufacture of high speed train...
- ASIN: 1863350225
Glasgow School of Art Aid (Architecture in Detail)
Glasgow School of Art Aid (Architecture in
The "Architecture in Detail" series comprises books that focus on individual buildings noted for their exceptional character, innovative design or technical virtuosity. Each volume contains a text by a respected author, a sequence of colour and black-and-white photographs and a set of technical drawings and working details. One of the great works of Arts and Crafts architecture, the Glasgow School of Art is a synthesis of opposites: austere and delicate, dark and light, derivative yet innovative. While the towering outer wall seems to echo the Scottish baronial tradition and the exterior impression is one of imposing grandeur, the interior is a lively and complex set of spaces.
- Brand: Brand: Phaidon Press Inc.
- ASIN: 0714842214
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow School of Art
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow School of Art
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow School of Art : 3. Ironwork and Metalwork / edited and annotated by H. Jefferson Barnes
Chalres Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School of Art: 1 Architecture, Exteriors and Interiors
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow School of Art: 1. The Architecture: Exteriors and Interiors
Mackintosh's Masterwork: The Glasgow School of Art
Mackintosh's Masterwork: The Glasgow School of
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