Charles Rennie Mackintosh in France (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
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26.5 x 24.5 cm

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This new, revised edition of popular title on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Scotland’s best-loved artists, contains a new foreword by the Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland, Sir John Leighton, and features a new cover design, updated to feature the popular flexi cover binding.

This is the first book to discuss in depth this period of Mackintosh’s work, written by the leading Mackintosh expert Pamela Robertson. Extensively illustrated with key artworks from throughout Mackintosh's time in France and also includes extracts from Mackintosh’s letters written while in France, to friends and family.

Known worldwide for his architecture and interior designs, Mackintosh (1868-1928) was also an extremely gifted painter.  Towards the end of his life he gave up his principal career as an architect and moved to the south of France where he devoted himself to painting in watercolour. Meticulously executed and brilliantly coloured, these landscape watercolours are conceived with a sense of design and an eye for pattern in nature, which owes much to his brilliance as an architect and designer.

This book charts Mackintosh’s time in France and explores his career as a landscape painter, placing his work in the context of the modern movement. The forty-four paintings Mackintosh is known to have completed while in France are illustrated, and are supported by documentary photographs of the places he painted as well as extracts from his letters written to his wife and friends.

Includes extracts from Mackintosh’s letters written while in France, to friends and family.