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David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004

David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Reviews David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004, Stenlake Publishing Ltd, 2004, isbn 1 84033 323 5, £25. What more is there to be said about Mackintosh? Well, here is a book with ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh’ in the title but with an evocative photograph of John Honeyman’s restoration of Brechin Cathedral on the front cover. The book is in fact the company history of an architectural firm, which has lasted through various incarnations for over 150 years – a rare thing these days. The book and the author’s exhaustive research are done something of a disservice by trying to hang onto the coat tails of only one of the many partners. The book tells the story of the practice from its inception in 1854 by John Honeyman to the present day and its publication marks its 150th anniversary. A very useful diagram outlining ‘The Keppie Practice Corporate Lineage’ shows clearly all the related architectural practice schisms and unions rather like the famous Scottish Churches diagram. The author (a senior partner with Keppie Design) with his unrivalled access to the office papers describes the work of the practice in detail. Unusually for such a book, it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004

Architectural Heritage , Volume 17 (1): 157 – Nov 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
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10.3366/arch.2006.17.1.157
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Reviews David Stark, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004, Stenlake Publishing Ltd, 2004, isbn 1 84033 323 5, £25. What more is there to be said about Mackintosh? Well, here is a book with ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh’ in the title but with an evocative photograph of John Honeyman’s restoration of Brechin Cathedral on the front cover. The book is in fact the company history of an architectural firm, which has lasted through various incarnations for over 150 years – a rare thing these days. The book and the author’s exhaustive research are done something of a disservice by trying to hang onto the coat tails of only one of the many partners. The book tells the story of the practice from its inception in 1854 by John Honeyman to the present day and its publication marks its 150th anniversary. A very useful diagram outlining ‘The Keppie Practice Corporate Lineage’ shows clearly all the related architectural practice schisms and unions rather like the famous Scottish Churches diagram. The author (a senior partner with Keppie Design) with his unrivalled access to the office papers describes the work of the practice in detail. Unusually for such a book, it

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2006

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