MacIntosh's Glasgow School of Art
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The paper argues that Charles Rennie Macintosh, more so than arguably any other British architect of his time, masterfully amalgamated several different traditions into a unique synthesis that highlighted the strengths of each. The paper uses the example of architectural or design fusion that is found when one looks at the Glasgow School of Art, maybe Macintosh's most memorable creation of all. The paper examines Macintosh's curious ability to seamlessly integrate many different styles and looks at how Macintosh influenced the work of architects like Van de Velde, Hoffmann, and Muthesius. The paper explores if the Glasgow School of Art anticipated post-modernist architecture like Art Deco. The paper also notes how Macintosh was an ancestor to the modernist functionalists of the twentieth century and, in a related vein, an indispensable bridge between nineteenth century conventionality and twentieth century modernity. The paper asserts that his impact upon the twentieth century deserves to be remembered by students of modern art history.
From the Paper:"The ensuing several pages will argue that Charles Rennie Macintosh, more so than arguably any other British architect of his time, masterfully amalgamated several different traditions (or, at least in the case of Art Nouveau, emerging traditions) into a unique synthesis that highlighted the strengths of each. There are several instances from Macintosh's impressive body of work that can be brought forward to substantiate this claim, but the example of architectural or design fusion is found when one looks at..."
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