Charles Rennie Mackintosh : the complete furniture, furniture drawings & interior desings / Roger Billcliffe.
3rd ed. rev.
Moffat (Scotland) : Cameron & Hollis, 2009.
320 p. : il.
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928.
Biblioteca A-749 MACKINTOSH CHA
This is a hefty volume in terms of size, information and cost. A catalogue raisonné of the furniture and interior design work of the great Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928), this outstanding reference has continued to evolve from its first edition in 1979, and now documents every surviving piece of furniture, all furniture drawings (which allow the reader to see ideas translated into objects), and interior designs—many of which are no longer extant. In his extensive introductory essay, Billcliffe, a leading authority on Mackintosh, presents the architect’s career in context and provides insight into Mackintosh scholarship. Each piece is documented chronologically through contemporary black-and-white in situ photographs, original drawings and more than 250 stunning new color illustrations. Billcliffe’s very readable commentary offers biographical insights into the means and motives of both the artist and his patrons, as well as art-historical insights into the sources, symbolism and aesthetic evolution of Mackintosh’s oeuvre. Out of print for more than 20 years, this fully revised edition is packed with information and new imagery, bringing the objects to life for the reader. If you have only one book on this highly influential figure, let it be this one.