Shelly Kappe introduces Andrew MacMillan, head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. He discusses the history of the school and its architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. MacMillan describes the context of Mackintosh’s education in the late 19th century and his work as a foundation of the modern movement in architecture.
Video Archive | Charles Rennie Mackintosh (5)
Andrew MacMillan discusses Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s development in the context of the 19th century shift in architectural thinking towards focusing on the relationship between buildings and living, and creating functional, simplified designs.
Andrew MacMillan discusses the influences of Japanese architecture and design in Mackintosh’s work. MacMillan describes how Japanese art was popular in Scotland in the 19th century, and how it inspired Mackintosh to work outside European architectural traditions.
Andrew MacMillan presents Mackintosh’s building for the Glasgow School of Art. MacMillan discusses the special attention to the particular in Mackintosh’s work as well as his ability to make every part of a building memorable through simple design solutions.
Andrew MacMillan discusses how Mackintosh’s work was influential in the birth of the modern movement in Europe. MacMillan draws comparisons to some modernist buildings from the 20th century and some of Mackintosh’s work.