Pamela Robertson Professor of Mackintosh Studies and Senior Curator, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Nikolaus Pevsner described Charles Rennie Mackintosh as "the European counterpart of Frank Lloyd Wright," but has that assessment stood the test of time and is there common cause in their apparently distinct careers? This presentation seeks common ground and shared experience through an evaluation of Mackintosh's architectural and interior designs, their cultural and ideological origins, and the early critical reputation of both men. The lecture draws on the findings of the major research project currently underway at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning.
Taking Wright and the Robie House as its central focus, Frank Lloyd Wright: Origins and Influences explores the international exchange of ideas that shaped the work of progressive designers in Britain, Europe and America at the turn of the twentieth century.
Recorded June 20, 2013