Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Posted 10 years, 6 months ago by Bob Wallace    0 comments

By the end of the 19th century Glasgow School of Art was one of the leading art academies in Europe and its reputation in architecture and the decorative arts had reached an all time high. At the very heart of this success was a talented young artist, architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.But not just buildings.His jewellery and furniture were outstanding and away ahead of his time.
For over 20 years Mackintosh worked almost exclusively in Glasgow where all his best-known work was created and where much of it still remains, yet he left Glasgow in search of greater success and died in London in relative obscurity. It is perhaps ironic that he was given little recognition by his native city at the time, for by the end of the 20th century he was being recognised as the father of 'Glasgow Style' and one of the driving forces behind a new approach to modern architecture.

And its his architecture that fascinated me from a young age.

Read more about him here at the Glasgow art website


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Dont forget now that Armistice in Cambridge is on the horizon

Armistice in Cambridge began back in 2001 when a small committee got together in an attempt to raise awareness of Cambridge's link with its sister-town, Le Quesnoy in France. As the last battle of the First World War in which New Zealand troops took part was the storming of the walls of Le Quesnoy, a week before the war ended, it was decided that a special service should be held publicly at the Cambridge Cenotaph to commemorate Armistice Day.

Armistice Day marked the end of the First World War, on the 11th of November 1918. It is commemorated every November 11th around the world, and also known in some countries as Remembrance Day, or if held on the closest Sunday to the date, Remembrance Sunday.

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