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C.R. Mackintosh: The Poetics of Workmanship (Essays in Art & Culture)

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Between 1896 and 1906, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) produced a series of buildings and interiors in and around Glasgow of such startling invention that he immediately established himself as one of the truly great figures in early twentieth-century architecture and design. David Brett argues that Mackintosh's originality was grounded in a highly subjective "poetics of workmanship," in which the structure, features, interiors, and furnishings of each individual building became subject to a unifying system of forms, metaphors, and unconscious associations. The system Mackintosh evolved--which began with his early drawing shaped by the Victorian tradition of art botany--allowed for the formulation of an almost infinite series of ensembles.

After focusing on the various decorative details and interior spaces of Mackintosh's buildings, the author reaches to the heart of Mackintosh's poetic system--the diffused eroticism of the sleek, "feminine," and intensely private white interiors. A notable feature of this persuasive reappraisal of Mackintosh's work is the wealth of photographs by the author showing rarely featured details of buildings, interiors, and furnishings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The City and the Context

2. Decoration into Structure: The Role of Drawing

3. The Poetics of Workmanship

4. Modernity and the Interior

References

Chronology

List of Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674540651
Author:
Brett, David
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Mackintosh, C. R.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Arts and crafts movement
Subject:
Arts and crafts movement -- Scotland.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Individual Architects & Firms - General
Subject:
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 138-145.
Series:
Essays in Art & Culture
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 b/w 10 color
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1.1 lb

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