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Title: Charles Rennie Mackintosh : architectural drawings catalogue and design analytical catalogue
Author: Kimura, Hiroaki
ISNI:       0000 0001 3599 5747
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: Glasgow School of Art
Date of Award: 1982
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born at No 70 Parson Street Glasgow on 7th June 1868 the second son of Police Superintendent William Mackintosh. He was a delicate boy, one of a family of eleven, and showed great ability as an artist from early days. Mackintosh was determined to be an Architect from an early age. In 1884 when he was sixteen he entered as an apprentice the office of John Hutchison, an Architect in Glasgow. At the same time he enrolled as an evening student at the Glasgow School of Art. Therefore, while he was a student, he was also executing work as an apprentice Architect. Mackintosh then left Hutchison's firm in 1889 to join John Honeyman & Keppie Architects as an Architectural draughtsman in the same year. In 1884-1896 he worked only as an assistant to an Architect or designed under his guidance. However when the competition for the new Glasgow School of Art was held, he became an Architect in his own right at the early age of 28. Mackintosh became a partner officially in 1904 after the retiral of Honeyman. Ten years later he left the firm and Glasgow. He worked in Chelsea from 1915-1923 and continued to make advances in modern architecture late into his career. However he retired from architectural works and from 1923-1927 devoted himself to painting at Port Vendres in the South of France. He died on 10th December 1928 in London from cancer of the tongue. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was obviously one of the great architectural pioneers at the turn of the century. But, his great contribution to the development of modern architecture, was not understood in Britain and he lived in obscurity at the end of his life. This catalogue locates and classifies the existing architectural drawings from his school days to his final project (including one which was previously unknown) with a complete photographic record. These show clearly the great achievements of his architectural works and stylistic evolution.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Architecture of C.R.Mackintosh