Charles Rennie Mackintosh absorbed arts and crafts ideas but went beyond them. He never thought that everything should be made by hand or that art was a moral crusade, and however much his buildings resonate with Scottish precedent, they anticipate modernism in their bold abstract shapes.
The scaffolding on the Glasgow School of Art indicated that it would be improved beyond its condition when fire struck in 2014. Now another fire has undone the painstaking restoration of the last three years.
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH. His exhibits with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society may not have been well received by other members.
Glasgow is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and we went to see the Hunterian Gallery's reconstruction of the house he designed for himself at Southpark Avenue, the exhibition at the Kelvingrove Museum about the Glasgow Style, and The Hill House, his most important domestic project, made for the publisher … Continue reading CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH