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American Bungalow Style

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America once had a love affair with bungalows — and it's being rekindled coast to coast. This elegant book showcases exceptional examples and features a catalogue of period furnishings.

With a flaming fire in the cozy hearth, a comfortable Morris chair, and soft, natural colors everywhere, bungalows have long embodied the ideal of the American home. At the turn of the century they took the country by storm, providing well-designed and well-priced shelter nationwide. Bungalows revolutionized residential architecture in America and grew into a beloved symbol of domesticity by offering stylish yet affordable housing for the average person. Today whole neighborhoods of bungalows are being saved and restored by people who appreciate the simple and natural lifestyle made possible by these small houses.

Beautifully illustrated with more than three hundred color photographs, American Bungalow Style presents two dozen American houses that capture the bungalow spirit. Many are Arts and Crafts in style, others show a touch of Spain or colonial America, and all exemplify the charms that enticed thousands of bungalow buyers during the form's heyday from 1880 to 1930. Among the bungalows included are examples by famous architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Bernard Maybeck, as well as Gustav Stickley's own log cabin retreat. Many are the work of anonymous but skilled builders, and some were ordered by mail.

Bungalows may differ widely in style and size, but they have in common a simplified plan that places most of the living spaces on one floor. They are typically one or one and a half stories high, low in profile, and fitted with lots of built-ins and all the conveniences of their time. On their own piece of land, with a garden in front or back and space to park a car, bungalows provided the privacy and independence that many Americans favor.

The idea that simplicity and artistry could harmonize in one affordable house spurred the bungalow's popularity — a rare movement in which good architecture was found outside the world of the wealthy. Bungalows allowed people of modest means to achieve something they had long sought: respectability. With its special features the bungalow filled more than the need for shelter. It provided fulfillment of the American dream.

A fully illustrated appendix features more than one hundred furnishings suitable for bungalows and Arts and Crafts houses. This special catalogue section highlights modern reproductions of tables and chairs, lamps, textiles, wall coverings, tile, and hardware that look right at home in bungalows old and new, commodious and compact.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 220) and index.

About the Author

Robert Winter is the Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas, emeritus, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he has taught American and European social and intellectual history for many years. Author of The California Bungalow (1980) and "The Simple Bungalow" in Home Sweet Home (1983, Charles Moore, ed.), Winter has written extensively about the American Arts and Crafts movement and has recently edited Toward a Simpler Way of Life, a book on California's Arts and Crafts architects. His other books include A Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California (1985) and Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide (1994), both with David Gebhard. An active preservationist, Winter has served on the Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, cultural heritage commissions. He lives in a glorified bungalow, the Pasadena house built by Ernest and Alice Batchelder that is included in American Bungalow Style.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

John Brinkmann, Publisher

American Bungalow magazine

BUNGALOW MANIA

The Bungalow Defined

The Winds of Democracy

Selling the Bungalow

Bungalow Courts

Mail-Order Bungalow

Bungalow Builders

Bungalows Redux

BUNGALOW STYLE

Architectural Styles

The Garden

The Porch

The Living Room

The Kitchen and Dining Room

Bedrooms

The Bathroom

The Attic and Basement

Furnishings

Decorative Arts

BUNGALOWS REBORN

Almost Heaven

Airplane Bungalow

The Wright Kind of Bungalow

Maximum Cabin

Tribute to Tile

Stickley's Garden of Eden

By Hammer and Hand

Mirror Image

Salute to Lumber

Arroyo Redwood

Home, Sweet Bungalow

The Simple Life

Grant Wood Country

Movieland Magic

Rose Valley Rustic

Born Again A House by Mail

Hispanic Hacienda

Chicago Bungalow Belt

Prairie Lights

Hansel and Gretel

Castle in Spain

Maybeck with a View

Cottage for a Squire

In the Greene Style

BUNGALOW BAZAAR

SUPPLIERS

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

FURTHER READING

CREDITS

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684801681
Adapted:
Vertikoff, Alexander
Author:
Winter, Robert W.
Author:
Winter, Robert Milton
Author:
Winter, Robert
Author:
Vertikoff, Alexander
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Repair
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Arts and crafts movement
Subject:
Arts and crafts mcvement
Subject:
Bungalows
Subject:
Arts and crafts movement -- United States -- Influence.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
R 99 =
Publication Date:
May 1996
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 4C; 14 BandW; 5 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in 44.205 oz

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