MACKINTOSH TRAVEL SKETCHES │ Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow → 1 March 2015

“Scečñ z an isnšl cmponnt v an ācitect’s trênñ, t dveḷp drafsmnšp, undrstandñ v cnstruẋn n mtirı̣lz, n a dzîn refṛnslîbrri.

Fṛm ɖ 1880z ɖ Scotiš ācitect, Čālz Reni Macintoš (1868–1928), scečt in Scotḷnd n Ñgḷnd, n, on a fy ocežnz, abrwd. In 1891 h dscrîbd ɖ xîtmnt v travlñ wɖ glowñ hāt bt šivrñ hand t sceč ɖ humbl cotij, ɖ mr pritenšs manšn or ɖ mytiletd ɖo venṛbl casl, wɖ fīlñz v ɖ most indiscrîbbl dlît. Macintoš’z drafsmnšp wz ic̣nomic, eḷqnt n unhezitetñ n bêst on rigṛs anaḷsis v ɖ subjct, bfr ɖ plêsñ v eni māc on ɖ pêpr. Macintoš rfrd t sč ntešnz az bits n jotñz.

Ɖs xibišn priznts a ṣlẋn v wōtrculrz, scečbc pêjz n scečbcs ẇč šo ɖ renj v hiz travlz n hiz intrest in Scotiš târhâzz, mediivl Ñgliš črčz n vnaklr ācitecčr. It olso šoz hâ ɖz studiz infwmd Macintoš’z ācitecčṛl practis.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


HUNTIRỊN ĀCÎVZ


Raceš Ramčrn, ĀCITECTS JRNL, 2 Dsmbr 2014
R.I.B.Ā, 27 Nvmbr 2014
Jan Pêšns, Đ HEṚLD SCOTḶND, 25 Jlî 2014


3 thoughts on “MACKINTOSH TRAVEL SKETCHES │ Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow → 1 March 2015

  1. Great review and in depth. I recall having the pleasure to visit “WindyHill” in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland which was then owned a Mr.Yure…What a life story he had. Original furniture and watercolours as well, that was in 1976 to 1978.

    1. Thanks, Gordon, especially for your picturesque recollection from all those years ago. (God bless your memory!)

      What a brilliant artist Mackintosh was, in addition to being a brilliant architect!

      (I should point out that the text is the Hunterian’s, not mine.)

      Kind regards

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