Journal directory listing - Volume 48 Number 2 (2003) - Humanities & Social Sciences【48(2)】December

An Analysis of Glasgow Style with the Works of Mackintosh as Example Author: Pei-Ling Lee(Department of Product Design, Tainan Woman's College of Arts and Technology、Graduate School of Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology)、Yu-Fu Yang(Department of Architecture and Interior Design)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 48, No.2
Date:December 2003


Whether we are speaking of architecture, interior design or furniture design, Glasgow style is significantly different from Art Nouveau. While most designers were still relying on the natural form and thus creating a kind of Feminine Art, the designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) broke away from the curving figures of natural form and introduced the "cubic style." The Mackintosh style of latticework became the forerunner and foundation of the abstract geometrical style. This study looks at Glasgow style from different perspectives and analyzes its technique by disassembling. In the disassembling of two chairs we can see how this style not only presents the formal image of latticework but also shows us the proportional relationship between the whole and its parts. Due to its refinement, its attention from the subtlest details to the whole, Glasgow Style became the standard, and now is regarded as the completion and epitome of modern style; it has therefore opened an era of new possibilities in the creation of geometrical forms in design.

Keywords:Glasgow style, Mackintosh,Style Analysis,Cubic style

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APA FormatLee, P.-L., & Yang, Y.-F. (2003). An Analysis of Glasgow Style with the Works of Mackintosh as Example. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Humanities & Social Science, 48(2), 135-148. doi:10.6210/JNTNULL.2003.48(2).04