This heavily illustrated book focuses on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's decorative arts, interiors, graphics, small objects, drawings, and illustrations. It includes many new and lesser-known images, as well as other classic Mackintosh trademarks.
Although he died in obscurity, Mackintosh (1868-1928) is now considered by many to be one of the greatest originators of modern architecture and design and a giant of the Edwardian art world. Mackintosh aimed for art, but art for domestic purposes. He used the clean geometric lines associated with the Arts and Crafts movement but included an Art Nouveau element to achieve individual and striking designs. His work is so recognized now that many designs have made their way into museum gift catalogs, and his very stylized alphabet forms are available as digital fonts. McKean, an architecture professor and activist to save Mackintosh's Martyr School from demolition, has written previously on this amazing Scot and brings his passion to an impressively illustrated biography. Mackintosh's buildings are all illustrated with great care in Baxter's photographs, which are supplemented with many archive photos of buildings that have not survived. This work will stand well beside James Macaulay's Glasgow School of Art (Phaidon, 1993) and Elizabeth Wilhide's The Mackintosh Style: Design and D cor (LJ 10/1/95); McKean's greater emphasis on Mackintosh's architecture in particular recommends it to most collections.DJoseph Hewgley, Nashville P.L.
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McKean, professor of architecture at the University of Brighton, and photographer Colin Baxter provide an in-depth overview of the Scottish architect, painter, furniture designer, and graphic artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Scarcely dead before art critics began calling him a pioneer of modernism, the United Kingdom's master of art nouveau, and the last great Victorian architect, Mackintosh's reputation has withstood the test of time. This handsome hardcover coffee-table book amply demonstrates why, with McKean's informed and scholarly--but never dry or boring--text accompanied by more than 200 color photos, including both Baxter's contemporary photographs and many archival images. McKean doesn't aim to simply describe the work, providing the sort of "verbal guide" so often found in such books. Instead he examines the artist's life and work through a primary biographical and critical narrative and a secondary track that focuses pictorially on Mackintosh's various styles. Complete with endnotes, bibliography, and index, this well-conceived and knowledgeable study will appeal to a wide range of readers. Whitney Scott
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Descrizione libro Voyageur Press (MN), 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110896585190
Descrizione libro Voyageur Press (MN), 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 896585190