Monsieur Mackintosh: 1923-1927: The Travels and Paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Pyrénées Orientales

Last month I noticed a lovely book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh in an English bookshop in Montcuq, www.librairiechimera.com . It’s a most captivating account of his final years in France which I read at a stretch. I plan to track his footsteps one day in this beautiful region near Collioure.

Monsieur Mackintosh

In 1923 Charles and Margaret Mackintosh escaped Britain for France. “Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Rousillon” is the only book available on Mackintosh’s years in France. With reproductions of 40 of his French paintings alongside photographs of the actual locations today, and images from the period 1923-1927, this is a comprehensive and pictorial account. Written in close collaboration with experts from Glasgow University, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Glasgow School of Art, and edited by Professor Pamela Robertson, author and leading expert on Mackintosh, “Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Rousillon” includes new research and is written with the French and English translations side-by-side. Published to coincide with and accompany a major exhibition of Mackintosh’s work in France – commencing at the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh before proceeding to America and France – “Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Roussillon” contains more than 250 images reproduced in full colour throughout.

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~ by Stefaan Eyckmans on August 18, 2010.

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