Mackintosh Style Decor & Design, The
Reissue of this classic book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh style, including his brilliant architectural plans, innovative designs for furniture, textiles, wall decoration, artefacts and posters
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.
Inspired by nature, fired by the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, rooted in the vernacular traditions of his native region, Mackintosh’s genius was to forge an entirely new style for a new age. Radical but intensely personal, his architecture, interiors and furnishings retain all their essential vigour nearly a
century after they were first conceived. In this compelling study Elizabeth Wilhide considers Mackintosh’s sensitive handling of colour, robust use of materials and graphic approach to form. the abundance of photographs of original schemes still in existence provide direct inspiration. His items of furniture are icons of early modern design and suppliers and listed for those currently in production.
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