A look back at the iconic Mackintosh style and its radical origins

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8fe4250eebb46ebc2b4d42e370f9be76.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>What most caught [German critic Hermann Muthesius's] eye was the work of a young couple, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, who were quietly making wildly original furniture, buildings and interiors. These struck him as utterly &ldquo;divergent from everything that is familiar&rdquo;. Fusing the sinuous forms of art nouveau with rugged Scots baronial motifs and exotic Japanese touches, their designs were a startling sight &ndash; too much for many British critics to stomach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Couple Charles Rennie and Margaret Macdonald built their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/534/mackintosh" rel="nofollow" >Mackintosh</a> name into the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/262522/art-deco" rel="nofollow" >art deco</a>&nbsp;icon it represents today, yet the duo's designs were far ahead of their time. The Mackintosh art nouveau style, originating in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/535/glasgow" rel="nofollow" >Glasgow</a>,&nbsp;would go on to be recognized internationally. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/07/charles-rennie-mackintosh-architect-of-choice-blade-runner-doctor-who-madonna-glasgow" rel="nofollow" >Take a deeper look</a> into the history behind these radical designs as the city celebrates the 150th anniversary of&nbsp;Charles Rennie's birth.</p>          

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