Mackintosh, Thomson, Glasgow
“I cannot recall any previous account which presents so effectively the real enigma of Mackintosh” The Architects’ Journal
‘Book of the Year’ The Architects’ Journal 2001
A major biography (2000; second ed 2001)
“an excellent commentary on Mackintosh’s work.” C R Mackintosh Society Newsletter
A short introduction (1999) republished in 2006
“a lovely little book, its unusual detailed descriptions enjoyable as a reference as well as useful” C R Mackintosh Society Newsletter
Updated annually since1998 and still in print in latest edition
“..John McKean’s entertaining catalogue essay…” Simon Schama, The New Yorker
Essay in book accompanying major international C. R. M. exhibition (1996)
The book on Mackintosh as Interior Architect, though commissioned many years ago, and a subject which still has never been properly covered, was dropped by the publisher. This is an important contribution to Mackintosh studies still waiting for a publisher who would make it a great success!
“Thomson’s urban sensibilities, persuasively described by John McKean, are not only surprisingly fascinating but also crucially explanatory” Frank Arneil Walker, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts
Winner, American Institute of Architects’ International Book Award, April 1995.
Essay in major publication on Alexander Thomson (1994, paperback 1999)
A key chapter in an important Italian study of Glasgow. In R. Bocchi (ed.) Glasgow : Forma e Progetto della Citta , CLUVA/ CLUP (The University Presses of Venice and Milan), 1991; much of the book is illustrated by John McKean’s photographs.
John McKean writes:
“Since the 1960s I have also been writing about Glasgow, where I grew up and studied architecture. I first wrote …