Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Art and Design Book of Postcards
Architect, designer, and watercolor artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh is celebrated internationally for the Glasgow School of Art—his masterpiece; The Hill House villa in Helensburgh, Scotland; and the remarkable tearoom interiors he designed for Miss Catherine Cranston in Glasgow’s city center. These projects represent some of the finest examples of the “room as a work of art,” in which the architect designed not only the structure but also the decorative scheme, furniture, and furnishings, unifying them all into beautiful and harmonious ensembles.
During the latter part of his life, when he lived in England and France, Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868–1928) worked at a more intimate scale. He focused on textile design and produced a series of watercolor paintings of flowers and landscapes. This book of postcards presents thirty examples from his wide-ranging oeuvre as a painter and designer.
- The Wassail (detail), 1900
- Arch of Titus, Rome, 1891
- Mixed Flowers, Mont Louis, 1925
- Stencil in Hall, The Hill House, 1904
- The Rocks, 1927
- House for an Art Lover: Elevations of the Drawing Room Fireplace and the Music Room Piano, c. 1902
- Begonias, 1916
- Furniture Fabric—Blue, Black, Purple and White, n.d.
- Port Vendres, c. 1926–1927
- Blackthorn, Chiddingstone, 1910
- Summer in the South, c. 1924–1927
- House for an Art Lover: Design for the Dining Room, c. 1902
- Blue and Pink Tobacco Flowers, c. 1916–1919
- Blanc Antoine, c. 1925
- Odalisque, n.d.
- White Tulips, c. 1918–1920
- In Fairyland, 1897
- House for an Art Lover: Design for the Music Room, c. 1902
- Cyclamen, c. 1922–1925
- Venetian Palace, Blackshore on the Blyth, 1914
- Wave Pattern—Green, Black and Pink, n.d.
- Peonies, c. 1919–1920
- Palazzo Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, 1891
- Tacsonia, Cintra, Portugal, 1908
- A Spanish Farm, c. 1925
- Anemones, c. 1916
- House for an Art Lover: Design for the Drawing Room Windows, c. 1902
- Palalda, Pyrénées-Orientales, c. 1924–1927
- Tulip and Lattice—Diagonal, c. 1916–1919
- Yellow Tulips, c. 1922–1923