Synopses & Reviews
Published in 1950 by Il Bacone this monograph on Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of a series on Architects of the Modern Movement edited byLodovico Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti and Ernesto N. Rogers. The interest of the present text (republished in its entirety, with an updated selection of illustrations and photographs) is clear from the description on the cover of the first edition: "Mackintosh's adroit adaptation of interior space to his own particular vision reflects a genius as bold and inventive as Wright or le Corbusier. One of the greatest historians of contemporary architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner, adds considerably to our understanding of his stylistic development, casting light on his phenomenal capacity for artistic design and construction. The discussion of the difficulties of his private life, his meteoric success followed by years of suffering, provide us with additional insight into this complex personality".