Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Living in Beauty



The Hill House, south-west perspective, c.1903 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art.

Mackintosh's most famous private residence is Hill House. The style is a combination of Art & Crafts, Art Nouveau and old Scottish manor. It was built for Walter Blackie, a Glasgow publisher. Mackintosh designed the entire thing including furnishings, outbuildings, lawn decorations, lighting, etc.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've visited the Hill House. It's very lovely to look at, full of light and a sense of space. However, his furniture looks very uncomfortable: I gather the women of the family didn't like living there very much.

Martha said...

I can see that point - just as I know I am too tall for a Frank Lloyd Wright house - sometimes, the beautiful isn't practical.

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