Title page, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow: Haus Eines Kunstfreundes (Meister der Innenkunst II)
On View In:
Gallery 378
Artist:   Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh  
Title:   Title page, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow: Haus Eines Kunstfreundes (Meister der Innenkunst II)  
Date:   1902  
Medium:   Print  
Dimensions:   17 1/4 x 12 in. (43.82 x 30.48 cm) (sight) 28 1/4 x 22 7/8 in. (71.76 x 58.1 cm) (outer frame)  
Credit Line:   The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota  
Location:   Gallery 378  

This is the title page for the portfolio that Mackintosh and his wife Macdonald Mackintosh prepared for an international contest sponsored by German interior design magazine Zeitschrift für Innendekoration. Entrants were required to create a house for an art lover that was simultaneously grand and modern. The letter forms and box elements on the right side of the composition balance the three graceful, elongated female figures on the left, which were often featured in Mackintosh and Macdonald Mackintosh's interior designs. Because he was not obligated to please a client, Mackintosh was able to freely express his thoughts on architecture and interior design. Though his design did not win the competition, the building was constructed in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, between 1989 and 1996, where it remains open to the public.

Name:   Mackintosh, Charles Rennie  
Nationality:   British (Glasgow)  
Life Dates:   Scottish, 1868-1928  
Name:   Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald  
Life Dates:   Scottish, 1865 - 1933  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Inscription LR in gray: [EMIL HOCHDANZ·STUTTGART·] LL corner in image in gray: [CR MACKINTOSH]  
Classification:   Prints  
Physical Description:   stylized writing on right half; stylized illustration on left half; three women intertwined in circles and stems; red and green detail  
Creation Place:   Europe, Germany, , , Darmstadt  
Accession #:   P.  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts