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    Doves and Dreams: The Art of Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair (Hardback) Edited by Pamela Robertson, Contributions by Annette Carruthers, Contributions by Janice Helland, Contributions by Juliet Kinchin, Contributions by Joseph Sharples


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    DescriptionDiscussions of the 'Glasgow Four' and the 'Glasgow Style' inevitably lead to the well-documented careers of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald. However, this obscures the complete picture and ignores the significant contribution made to British art history by the other two members of the 'Glasgow Four'. Here, for the first time, the lives and careers of Frances Macdonald (1873-1921), sister of Margaret Macdonald, and J. Herbert McNair (1868-1955), the two artists who have hitherto been considered as adjuncts to the Mackintoshes, are surveyed in detail. Presenting the finest examples of the artists' work, "Doves and Dreams" will spotlight the achievements of two remarkable artists: McNair, the innovator and inspirational teacher, and Macdonald, an exceptional talent who produced some of the most remarkable symbolist watercolours of the twentieth century. The narrative of their art is seen against the backdrop of their often tragic personal stories in Glasgow and Liverpool, and includes the artists' engagements with Glasgow School of Art, The Art Sheds and the Sandon Studios, Liverpool. Including over 160 images, this ground-breaking study written by leading experts in the field showcases the whole range of Macdonald's and McNair's oeuvre, from watercolours and graphics to furniture and jewellery. This, combined with first-class analysis of work featured, will make "Doves and Dreams" an essential resource for all those interested in learning the complete story of the renowned 'Glasgow Four'.

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    Doves and Dreams
    The Art of Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Pamela Robertson, Contributions by Annette Carruthers, Contributions by Janice Helland, Contributions by Juliet Kinchin, Contributions by Joseph Sharples
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 260 mm
    Height: 266 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,161 g
    ISBN 13: 9780853319382
    ISBN 10: 0853319383

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, AFC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AFT
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000, ART015030, ART015100
    DC22: 759.2911
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: ND478 .D68 2006
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AFT, AFC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-S
    Illustrations note
    Includes 145 colour and 20 b&w illustrations
    Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pamela Robertson is Professor of Mackintosh Studies at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. She has curated many exhibitions related to Mackintosh and his contemporaries including the first retrospective of the work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Glasgow Museums' award-winning exhibition Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Annette Carruthers is a Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews. Her specialisms include the Arts and Crafts Movement and she has written, with Mary Greensted, on the Arts and Crafts Collections of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums. Janice Helland is a Professor in the Institute of Women's Studies and Department of Art, Queen's University, Canada. She is a leading scholar in the history of nineteenth-century women artists and has published widely on the subject. Juliet Kinchin is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Reader at the Department of History of Art, University of Glasgow. She has written extensively on decorative arts and design of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Joseph Sharples worked as Assistant Curator of Fine Art with the National Museums of Liverpool from 1990 to 2001. He is currently working in the School of History, University of Liverpool, undertaking research into the building activities of the city's nineteenth-century merchants.
    Table of contents
    Directors' foreword; Sponsor's statement; Acknowledgements; List of lenders; Preface; Glasgow and Liverpool 1900: commerce, culture and identity, Juliet Kinchin and Joseph Sharples; Doves and dreams: life and art in Glasgow and Liverpool, Pamela Robertson; 'Decidedly artistic': the rooms of Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair, Janice Helland; 'The necessities and beauties of life': The 3-D designs of Macdonald and McNair, Annette Carruthers; Catalogue Raisonne, Pamela Robertson; Exhibition checklist; Chronology; Select bibliography; Illustration credits; Contributors; Index.