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CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE ART OF THE FOUR

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CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND THE ART OF THE FOUR

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Almost Gone! Recommended. By Roger Billcliffe. This new work presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists and their work. The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work they would help pioneer, as part of the young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who trained at Glasgow School of Art – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald.

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This new work presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists. The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work they would help pioneer, as part of the young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who trained at Glasgow School of Art – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald.

They were simply known by their friends and contemporaries as "The Four". Reminds us of Kaluta, Wrightson & friends (The Studio) 60 years later!

Their work was a personal vision in the new international style of the 1890s, Art Nouveau, and is perhaps best known for Mackintosh’s architecture and furniture. But at the root of this new style was a graphic language which all four shared. Their worked bridged into the Arts and Crafts movement, greatly influential on so many artists and designers who became famous for this style of work in the 1900-1925 era.

An impressive art book, quite large and with outstanding reproductions of both famous and obscure work by these four creators. Chapters cover Beginnings, Art School, Ghouls and Gaspipes, Collaborations, Art and Craft, Recognition, Turin and Beyond, Hardships, Solace and, finally, France. Includes an Epilogue, bibliography, Notes, Index.

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Item Code CHRMH
Publisher Francis Lincoln
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9780711236844
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 10x12
# Pages 304pg
Color Full Color
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