Andrew MacMillan discusses Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s development in the context of a 19th century shift in focus to the relationship between buildings and living, and creating functional, simplified designs.
MacMillan discusses the influence of Japanese architecture and design on Mackintosh’s work. He describes how Japanese art was popular in Scotland in the 19th century, and how it inspired Mackintosh to work outside European architectural traditions.
MacMillan presents Mackintosh’s building for the Glasgow School of Art. MacMillan discusses the special attention to detail in Mackintosh’s work as well as his ability to make every part of a building memorable through simple design solutions.
MacMillan discusses how Mackintosh’s work was influential in the birth of the modern movement in Europe. He compares modernist buildings from the 20th century to Mackintosh’s work.