When fire ripped through the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in May 2014, gutting the library and destroying original furniture and fittings, the visceral response revealed just how strong a place Charles Rennie Mackintosh holds in the affections of Glasgow, Scotland, and the wider world. His name is now almost synonymous with Glasgow, and his designs market the city, inspired by and promoting romantic notions of the lone genius. An exhibition that opened less than three months later at the Hunterian Art Gallery aimed for a more nuanced account of Mackintosh’s work as an architect than the now well-defined “Mackintosh myth” allows, revealing some of the results of an important four-year research project, funded...
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Book Review| September 01 2015
Review: Mackintosh Architecture
Mackintosh ArchitectureHunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 18 July 2014–4 January 2015
Architecture Gallery, Royal Institute of British Architects, London 18 February–23 May 2015
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015) 74 (3): 381–383.
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Annette Carruthers; Review: Mackintosh Architecture. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2015; 74 (3): 381–383. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.3.381
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