JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COMMENT ON THE WORK OF SCOTTISH ARCHITECT CHARLES MACKINTOSH   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Charles Rennie Mackintosh: ‘He was doing art deco before it existed’”

 

I’ve always admired the work of Mackintosh.

There are strong hints of Frank Lloyd Wright in his work, but they are only hints, it is not derivative.

Neither Mackintosh nor Wright was a man of the people, very much elitists, the kind of creative forces who give architecture a bad name in some circles.

In the end though, if a building is a continuing pleasure to see and to use over a century, that is the measure in my mind of fine architecture and a real contribution to the built environment.

Posted June 8, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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