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a+u 2022:10 Feature: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

a+u 2022:10

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English + Japanese / 176 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 650 g

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a+u’s October issue features the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, born in 1868, in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow grew rapidly into a modern industrialized city in the latter half of the 1800s. With this urban development came a generation of students from Glasgow School of Art, including Mackintosh and his close associates known as The Four, who started creating designs and artworks from an entirely new vantage point. As detailed in an essay by guest editor Hiroaki Kimura, Mackintosh enriched traditional architectural composition through his advocacy of the “philosophy of craft,” which brought together craft and engineering. In their distance from historicist styles and pursuit of a new environmental aesthetic, these activities paralleled other movements in continental Europe at the turn of the 20th century. This issue showcases 15 built works by Mackintosh through lavish displays of archival drawings and historical photographs. The themes of conservation and preservation are paramount in considering the legacy of Mackintosh, as highlighted in the sheltering of Hill House and coming to terms with the loss of the Glasgow School of Art building. (a+u)

The Philosophy of Craft:
The Total Design of Charles Rennie Mackintosh 5
Hiroaki Kimura

The Hill House 12
A Temporary House for a House 50
Andy Groarke
Windy Hill 58
House for an Art Lover 66
Artist’s House in the Country and Town, and Gate Lodge at
Auchenbothie 72

Mackintosh House 76
Hous’hill 88
Willow Tea Rooms 92
Buchanan Street Tea Rooms 104
Argyle Street Tea Rooms 106
Ingram Street Tea Rooms 107
78 Derngate 110

Public Buildings
Glasgow School of Art 116
More Conditions than Sentiments: Revealed by Fire 152
Sally Stewart
Glasgow Herald 156
Queen’s Cross Church 158
Scotland Street School 162