Project Description

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

  • Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 10:30

  • Venue: The Danish Club, Mijas

  • Lecturer: Anthea Streeter

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Nowadays many people are familiar with Mackintosh’s striking and innovative designs. Yet, in his day at the turn of the twentieth century, only a handful of British clients recognised the outstanding talent of this Scottish architect and designer. On the Continent, however, and particularly in Austria and Germany, progressive designers marvelled at his work and considered him a hero.

This lecture traces Mackintosh’s career, looking at many of his major commissions and interiors, such as those for the Glasgow School of Art and The Hill House at Helensburgh.

We will also look at Mackintosh’s less well-known but exquisite watercolour paintings, painted throughout his career but especially when he and his wife Margaret were resident in France towards the end of Mackintosh’s life.

Finally we will consider the consequences of the tragic fire at the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and how the restoration of its world-renowned library is being addressed

About the Lecturer

Anthea Streeter studied the Fine and Decorative Arts in London and continued her studies at Harvard University. It was while at Harvard, where there was great enthusiasm for American design, that she became interested herself in 20th century architecture. Since returning from America she has taught on courses in Oxford and London, lectured on the Country House course in Sussex, and for several private groups around the country. Special interest in the architecture and design of 20th century.