A Love Story in Design: Charles and Margaret Mackintosh
Fifty and Better Mid-Summer Lectures
The remarkable artistic collaboration between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh produced elegant and sensuous forms that would leave a distinctive imprint upon modern design. Their highly imaginative designs in art, architecture, interiors and furniture intuited an astonishing modernity in turn-of the-century Glasgow, taking inspiration from movements as diverse as Viennese Secessionism, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts. This lecture will explore the couple’s innovative architecture, luminous interiors and sumptuous decorative arts that forged a new style for a new age, while following their personal lives in their shared efforts.
Eleanor Schrader is an award-winning educator, lecturer and author. She lectures worldwide on art and architectural history, and leads art and architecture tours throughout the world. She has been named a distinguished instructor at UCLA Extension, where she teaches history of architecture, interior design, furniture and decorative arts. She is also professor emeritus of art and architectural history at Santa Monica College. She has done graduate work in fine and decorative arts at Sotheby's Institute in London and New York. She has served as a Design Review Commissioner for the city of Beverly Hills and currently serves on the board of directors of the John Lautner Foundation.
Registration is required. Cost is $8.
Fifty and Better was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field and to host social engagement activities to individuals age 50 and older in our community.
Register by 3 p.m. Friday, July 9