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The quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Cairney, John, 1930-; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928

This biography of the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh not only explores the work and legacy of the Scottish artist, but also examines his relationship with his wife Margaret Macdonald, which ended with his sudden death, aged 60

Paperback, Book. English.
New ed.
Published Edinburgh: Luath, 2007

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Statement of responsibility: John Cairney
ISBN: 1905222432, 9781905222438
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-287) and index.
Note: Previous ed.: 2004.
Note: Previous edition: 2004
Physical Description: 300 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Scotland : architecture : Art Nouveau style


  1. 1868-1883 The limping boy.
  2. 1884-1889 The apprentice student.
  3. 1889-1891 Home and abroad.
  4. 1892-1895 The roaring camps.
  5. 1895-1899 Toards a masterwork.
  6. 1899-1904 A Scotch dwelling house.
  7. 1904-1906 Who's for tea rooms?.
  8. 1909-1914 Before the fall.
  9. 1914-1915 Walberswick.
  10. 1915-1919 Chelsea Bohemians.
  11. 1920-1923 The last fling.
  12. 1923-1927 Painting a paradise.
  13. 1927-1928 A London epilogue.
  14. 1929-1933 Surviving Toshie