It’s difficult to mention Charles Rennie Mackintosh and not go into further detail. Though virtually unknown outside his native Scotland – and pretty well ignored there, too, during his lifetime – his influence had a massive impact on Josef Hoffman and the Viennese school of designers at the time; an influence which was eventually to be felt around the world after his death. A grand testament to the lasting aesthetic principals of Mackintosh can be found at the House for an Art Lover, outside Glasgow in Bellahouston Park. An unrealized commission during his lifetime, it was constructed over a hundred years after the fact from his original plans.
Here are a few examples of Mackintosh’s astonishing body of work, beginning with one of my favorite quotes of all time.