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Charles Rennie Mackintosh:
The Architectural Papers

edited by Pamela Robertson

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Mackintosh's only known writings on architecture ­ six lecture scripts and a diary, reproduced in full ­ illuminate the roots of his genius in unexpected ways. They give insight into both his respect for tradition and his passionate commitment to creative independence.

Essays by established experts in the field introduce the texts, and illustrations include many previously unpublished or inaccessible Mackintosh drawings.

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'This is a remarkable and well-produced publication. Each piece is brilliantly introduced by a specialist, but to hear the voice of Mackintosh himself is uncanny, thrilling and of relevance today. A good present for Prince Charles.'
(The Sunday Times)

'Mackintosh's writings are few but they are fascinating He comes across as a thoroughbred artist in every aspect and he has been well served by the interpretative essays I liked the presentation of this book.'
(The Financial Times)

'this truly excellent and beautifully produced publication will become essential reading for those wishing to understand the man behind the myth.'
(The Scotsman)

'indispensible for anyone seriously interested in the subject the kind of book which one has long wanted to see published.'
(The Green Book)

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Pamela Robertson is Senior Curator at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. She was co-curator of the Mackintosh exhibition shown in Glasgow, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles in 1996-7. Her publications include Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Art is the Flower and The Mackintosh House.

The other contributors to the volume are James Macaulay, Robert Macleod, David Walker and Frank Arneil Walker, all well known for their work in this area.

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ISBN 0 9513124 1 3 hb £19.95
240 pp., 248 x 173 mm, 77 ill., 1990