CRM Society – Our sister website is host to the most extensive information on all the Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow.
The Mackintosh House is a reconstruction of the principal interiors from the Glasgow home of the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and the artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864-1933).
The Mackintosh Collection, based on the architect’s estate, is the largest single holding of his work. It comprises over 800 drawings, designs and watercolours, featuring all aspects of Mackintosh’s output, together with an important group of furniture and decorative art and a small but important archive of correspondence, photographs and periodicals.
Art Nouveau came into being in 1893 when Victor Horta introduced iron and casting into the homes of the bourgeoisie in Brussels. These industrial materials enabled him to breathe space into home interiors, allowing air and light to circulate. By choosing to decorate with abstract curves he was able to express the malleable nature of metal, whose varied composition provided the decorative theme of mural paintings and mosaics. He thus created a teeming universe where lines expressed vitality, the power of plant growth.
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