House for an Art Lover--page 7 (of nine pages)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1989-96, based on a 1901 design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald



Alan Crawford comments on the cornice with the "tapering posts which run along either side of the room and seem to touch the ceiling. These recall the symbolic posts at Glasgow School of Art and those which flanked the exhibit in Vienna. They make a room inside a room" (84). The posts terminate with four green leaf shapes so the posts must symbolize trees.

 

The piano with an elaborate enframement



 
 

Female forms flanking the piano






Works Cited or Consulted:
Cosgrove, James, ed. House for an Art Lover. Glasgow: Randak Design Consultants (and Fraser Press?): 1988/2004.
Crawford, Alan. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. London: Thames & Hudson, 1995.

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