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Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, water colourist and artist. His artistic approach had much in common with European Symbolism, his work, alongside that of his wife Margaret Macdonald, was influential on European design movements such as Art Nouveau and Secessionism and praised by great modernists such as Josef Hoffmann. Mackintosh was died in London. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow, on 7 June 1868, the fourth of eleven children and second son of William McIntosh, a superintendent and chief clerk of the City of Glasgow Police, his wife, Margaret Rennie. Mackintosh grew up in the Townhead and Dennistoun areas of Glasgow, he attended Reid's Public School and the Allan Glen's Institution. In 1890 Mackintosh was the second winner of the Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship, set up for the "furtherance of the study of ancient classic architecture, with special reference to the principles illustrated in Mr. Thomson's works." He changed the spelling of his name from'McIntosh' to'Mackintosh' for unknown reasons, as his father did before him, around 1893.

Confusion continues to surround the use of his name with'Rennie' sometimes incorrectly substituted for his first name of'Charles'. The modern use of'Rennie Mackintosh' as a surname is incorrect and he was never known as such in his lifetime. Signatures took various forms including'C. R. Mackintosh' and'Chas. R. Mackintosh.' The usage of "Rennie Mackintosh" to refer to him is therefore incorrect and he should instead be referred to as "Charles Rennie Mackintosh" or "Mackintosh". He worked with the Honeyman & Keppie architectural practice where he started his first major architectural project, the Glasgow Herald Building, in 1899, he was engaged to marry Jessie Keppie. Around 1892, Mackintosh met fellow artist Margaret Macdonald at the Glasgow School of Art, he and fellow student Herbert MacNair an apprentice at Honeyman and Keppie, were introduced to Margaret and her sister Frances MacDonald by the head of the Glasgow School of Art, Francis Henry Newbery, who saw similarities in their work. Margaret and Charles married on 22 August 1900.

The couple had no children. MacNair and Frances married the previous year; the group worked collaboratively and came to be known as "The Four", were prominent figures in Glasgow Style art and design. In 1904, after he had completed several successful building designs, Mackintosh became a partner in Honeyman & Keppie, the company became Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh; when economic hardships were causing many architectural practices to close, in 1913, he resigned from the partnership and attempted to open his own practice. Mackintosh lived most of his life in the city of Glasgow, located on the banks of the River Clyde. During the Industrial Revolution the city had one of the greatest production centres of heavy engineering and shipbuilding in the world; as the city grew and prospered, a faster response to the high demand for consumer goods and arts was necessary. Industrialized, mass-produced items started to gain popularity. Along with the Industrial Revolution, Asian style and emerging modernist ideas influenced Mackintosh's designs.

When the Japanese isolationist regime softened, they opened themselves to globalisation resulting in notable Japanese influence around the world. Glasgow's link with the eastern country became close with shipyards at the River Clyde being exposed to Japanese navy and training engineers. Japanese design gained great popularity. In fact, it became so popular and so incessantly appropriated and reproduced by Western artists, that the Western world's fascination and preoccupation with Japanese art gave rise to the new term, Japonism or Japonisme; this style was admired by Mackintosh because of its restraint and economy of means rather than ostentatious accumulation. In the old western style, furniture was seen as ornament. In the Japanese arts furniture and design focused on the quality of the space, meant to evoke a calming and organic feeling to the interior. At the same time a new philosophy concerned with creating functional and practical design was emerging throughout Europe: the so-called "modernist ideas".

The main concept of the Modernist movement was to develop innovative ideas and new technology: design was concerned with the present and the future, rather than with history and tradition. Heavy ornamentation and inherited styles were discarded. Though Mackintosh became known as the ‘pioneer’ of the movement, his designs were far removed from the bleak utilitarianism of Modernism, his concern was to build around the needs of people: people seen, not as masses, but as individuals who needed not a machine for living in but a work of art. Mackintosh took his inspiration from his Scottish upbringing and blended them with the flourish of Art Nouveau and the simplicity of Japanese forms. While working in architecture, Charles Rennie Mackintosh developed his own style: a contrast between strong right angles and floral-inspired decorative motifs with subtle curves, along with some references to traditional Scottish architecture; the project that helped make his international reputation was the Glasgow School of Art.

During the early stages of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh completed th

The Deadwood Coach

The Deadwood Coach is a 1924 American Western film written and directed by Lynn Reynolds. It is based on the 1908 novel The Orphan by Clarence E. Mulford; the film stars Tom Mix, George Bancroft, Doris May, Lucien Littlefield, Frank Coffyn and Jane Keckley. The film was released on December 1924, by Fox Film Corporation. Tom Mix as Tom / The Orphan George Bancroft as Tex Wilson Doris May as Helen Shields Lucien Littlefield as Charlie Winter Frank Coffyn as Walter Gordon Jane Keckley as Mrs. Gordon Ernest Butterworth as Jimmie Gordon DeWitt Jennings as Jim Shields Buster Gardner as Bill Howland Norma Wills as Mrs. Shields Sid Jordan as Need Nora Cecil as Matilda Shields Ed Brady as Character Hank Bell as Character Tony the Horse as Tony The Deadwood Coach on IMDb

Saint Motel

Saint Motel is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, whose music has been described as everything from "dream pop" to "indie prog." The band consists of A. J. Jackson, Aaron Sharp, Dak Lerdamornpong, Greg Erwin; the group came together while Jackson and Sharp were attending film school in Southern California. The duo met Lerdamornpong at a sushi restaurant where he worked near campus and Greg who went to a school nearby; the band emphasizes visuals in addition to its music. The band's first full-length album, debuted at #18 on the alt specialty radio charts and six of its eleven songs charted on the Hype Machine Charts; the album was celebrated by everyone from The Washington Post to Daytrotter. As KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J. Lawrence put it, "They have attacked with gusto on Voyeur, adding dynamic touches to their rock-solid core of songwriting," and, "Overall the album is a satisfying package from start to finish." The band released the EP My Type with Parlophone on August 17 in the UK.

"My Type" climbed the Top 40 charts in many European countries including Italy where it was certified platinum. The band embarked on two European and one US tour in support of the EP and were expected to release the full-length album in 2015. In December 2014 Saint Motel announced. Saint Motel appeared as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC performing the songs "My Type" and "Cold Cold Man." In April 2015, Saint Motel performed during both weekends on the main stage at the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They performed at Piqniq and the 2015 KROQ Weenie Roast. On July 11, 2016, Saint Motel announced their second album, saintmotelevision, released on October 21, 2016; the band embarked on a North American tour in support of the album, with Hippo Campus and JR JR as supporting acts. On August 12, Saint Motel released the album's first single, "Move," with an accompanying 360-degree video. In September, in an exclusive with Billboard, they released another song from the album, "You Can Be You."

Saint Motel has released one for each song on the album. This makes Saint Motel the first band to release an entire album with a virtual reality VR experience to accompany every track. One year after releasing the first-ever virtual reality album, Saint Motel has continued to experiment with new technologies, releasing the first-ever augmented reality version of saintmotelevision as well as offering the option to purchase the albums ForPlay and Voyeur with Bitcoin. On October 16, 2019, the band released the EP The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Part 1, the first of three extended plays consisting of songs from their upcoming third album, due out in 2020. Saint Motel has created or performed at a variety of shows, including The Kaleidoscopic Mind Explosion in 3D, Future Fathers Day, The Black & White Show, Make Contact, Valentine's Zombie Prom and has toured with bands such as Band of Skulls, Nico Vega, Imagine Dragons, Hockey, Arctic Monkeys and Lights. Saint Motel performed at the 2015 Sanremo Music Festival in Sanremo, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

On December 12, they performed in Live Out. The band opened for Panic! At The Disco on their Death of a Bachelor Tour. "News". Saint Motel Official Site