Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback, this celebration of one of the world's most popular and innovative modern designers is a reasonably priced, comprehensive, and thoroughly illustrated survey of the artist's life and work. Here we are treated to magnificent Mackintosh sketches, paintings, and etchings, as well as photographs of his buildings, interiors, furniture, glasswork, fixtures, ironwork, tile, sculpture, kitchenware, fabrics -- even such novelties as a tea room menu, a grandfather clock, and a rustic garden gate. Author Elizabeth Wilhide explores the artist's early days, his inspiration and education, and his later works of mastery, as well as many of his lesser-known pieces. In addition, she includes a valuable list of Mackintosh sites to visit abroad. With interest in the Arts and Crafts style at an all-time high, and major exhibitions of Mackintosh work touring throughout 1998, this is a solid addition to any design and decor collection.
About the Author
Elizabeth Wilhide is a leading expert on interior design in the UK and author of William Morris. She lives in London.