Taking Tea with Mackintosh: The Story of Miss Cranston's

Taking Tea with Mackintosh: The Story of Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms In , Kate Cranston, the pioneer of Glasgow tea rooms in the late nineteenth century, commissioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh who would become one of the Western world s most renowned designers to design her tea rooms, and over the next two decades he did so with dazzling inventiveness Mackintosh s wife, Margaret, herself an artist, also made important contributions to the interior designs A pair of perfectionists, Cranston and Mackintosh opened up a unique, avant garde artistic world to thousands of ordinary people Their tea rooms became internationally famousTaking Tea with Mackintosh illustrates this exciting collaboration with black and white historical photographs of the tea rooms and color photographs of their surviving components In addition, sixteen recipes for traditional tea room cakes, breads, and pastries are supplied, offering the best chance the reader will have to revisit these extraordinary places


10 thoughts on “Taking Tea with Mackintosh: The Story of Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms

  1. says:

    This is a very engaging little coffee table book Filled with beautiful pictures of Rennie Mackintosh interiors, exteriors, furniture and art work The prose casts the tale of the temperance and suffragette influenced tea room culture of late 18th and early 19th century Glasgow and the movement s Grande Dame Ms Cranston, who owned a chain of these rooms An integral part of


  2. says:

    I ve pretty much always had a fascination with tea history and art tea rooms, so this was just down my alley I found Kate Cranston incredibly inspiring and fascinating If only one could have experienced one of her tea rooms in Glasgow during the 1890s and early 1900s I would highly recommend it to art lovers interested in the Glasgow school art movement, and Art Nouveau in


  3. says:

    oUnique Historical Tea Book o I honestly don t even recall buying this book I was digging around in a box this weekend, and came across it I decided to settle in next to an open window, blowing a breeze into my home I discovered a most interesting history in this book It is a historical reference of particular people, who about 138 years ago affected my life today Stuart Cr


  4. says:

    Fascinating look at a female entrepreneur, Kate Cranston, who pioneered the artful tearoom in Glasgow in the early 1900s and her go to designer, Charles Rennie MacIntosh These tea rooms would have been amazing I d like to learnabout Cranston she sounds like a formidable woman Also love that this book includes recipes for Scottish tea cakes, scones and cookies.


  5. says:

    Lovely, lovely litle book about women s history, tea culture and art and design.I would rcommend this book as the perfect gift it was a Christmas gift for me for anyone interested in any of those topics and it is beautifully illustrated.


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