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Introduction

Introduction liz davidson with john lowrey This of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland takes as its starting point conference, organised by the Strathclyde group of the Society as part of Glasgow's 1990 celebrations, on 'Mackintosh's Successful Contemporaries'. Some of the papers issue of the Journal from that conference, with changes and additional material, make up the contents of the present volume. In 1983, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society held a conference under the title Charles Rennie Mackintosh: National and International.' The main purposes of the conference were to look at Mackintosh's interest in traditional forms of Scottish architecture as means of freeing architecture from the accepted styles of the time and to consider the influence of his work on the European and American avant-garde. The emphasis possible very much on Mackintosh's international reputation, and the Scottish context of his work did not figure prominently in the discussions.' it really the case that Mackintosh the single, lonely genius whose work far outshone that of his 'second-rate' compatriots, or have the merits of other Scottish architects been unfairly eclipsed by the huge reputation of Mackintosh? One problem here is that very little is known about many of Mackintosh's contemporaries, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/arch.1992.3.3.1
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Abstract

liz davidson with john lowrey This of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland takes as its starting point conference, organised by the Strathclyde group of the Society as part of Glasgow's 1990 celebrations, on 'Mackintosh's Successful Contemporaries'. Some of the papers issue of the Journal from that conference, with changes and additional material, make up the contents of the present volume. In 1983, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society held a conference under the title Charles Rennie Mackintosh: National and International.' The main purposes of the conference were to look at Mackintosh's interest in traditional forms of Scottish architecture as means of freeing architecture from the accepted styles of the time and to consider the influence of his work on the European and American avant-garde. The emphasis possible very much on Mackintosh's international reputation, and the Scottish context of his work did not figure prominently in the discussions.' it really the case that Mackintosh the single, lonely genius whose work far outshone that of his 'second-rate' compatriots, or have the merits of other Scottish architects been unfairly eclipsed by the huge reputation of Mackintosh? One problem here is that very little is known about many of Mackintosh's contemporaries, and

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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