Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Date: February 18 2015 – May 23 2015
Venue: The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London
” Celebrated worldwide, Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the leading figures of late 19th and early 20th Century architecture. Mackintosh Architecture charts a career marked as much by its difficulties as by its successes. It is the first substantial exhibition to be devoted to his architecture and features over 60 original drawings and watercolours, as well as models, films and portraits. Seen together they reveal the evolution of his style from his early apprenticeship to his later projects as an individual architect and designer.
Highlights of the exhibition include a number of his exquisitely detailed, and highly characteristic, ink drawings for projects including the Glasgow Herald Building, Scotland Street School, and The Hill House; his original design for the Glasgow School of Art along with film footage and a model of the school and a selection of stunning watercolours.
The exhibition puts in context the environment in which he worked – the city of Glasgow and the opportunities and clients he found there; his collaborative work as part of an architectural practice, his later work as an independent architect and designer and his collaboration with his wife, the accomplished artist and designer Margaret Macdonald. ”