Synopses & Reviews
Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was one of the leading lights of the Arts and Crafts movement in America, an organized effort which sought beauty in simple organic design. His magazine, The Craftsman,
was a major forum for the movement's ideas and concepts―ideas which today are enjoying a renaissance in the design community.
The present publication features 36 articles that appeared in The Craftsman between 1903 and 1916. Included are graphic descriptions of 59 "bungalows" (Most of which were actually spacious, year-round homes), floor plans for 35 dwellings, and many sketches or photographs of houses in landscaped settings.
Characterized by its functional simplicity and integrated with the outdoor environment, the Craftsman home was typically composed of locally obtainable materials. A few of the most modest homes―according to the magazine―could even be constructed by persons with a minimum of masonry and carpentry experience. Interiors reflected the simple lines of the exteriors and generally included an ample fireplace (often of fieldstone construction), fireside benches, built-in bookcases and sideboards, plus walls, floors, and ceiling beams decorated―preferably―in colors that would harmonize with the structure's natural surroundings.
This inexpensive volume of selected Craftsman articles provides collectors of Americana with a fascinating glimpse of an influential and thoroughly American style of architectural design and construction. Craftsman Bungalows will be welcomed as a primary source of information and ideas by architects, students, and historians of architecture, preservationists, restorers―anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement in America.
Dover (1988) republication of 36 articles from The Craftsman magazine, 1903-1916.
Best and most attractive designs from the Arts and Crafts Movement publication from 1903 to 1916 includes sketches, photographs of homes, floor plans, and descriptive text.
Reprinting 36 articles that originally appeared in The Craftsman magazine between 1903-1916, this collection includes graphic descriptions of 59 bungalows, floor plans for 35 dwellings, and numerous sketches or photographs of houses in landscaped setting. A primary source of information and ideas for architects, students, historians, preservationists, restorers, and anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.
About the Author
Furniture maker and architect Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was a leading spokesman for the American Craftsman movement, a design trend descended directly from the British Arts and Crafts movement.
Table of Contents
How to Build a Bungalow
A Forest Bungalow
The California Bungalow: A Style of Architecture Which Expresses the Individuality and Freedom Characteristic of Our Western Coast
A Small Bungalow Worth Studying
Interesting Timber Construction in a California Bungalow
Split Field Stone as Valuable Aid in the Building of Attractive Bungalows and Small Houses: By Charles Alma Byers
"Summer Bungalows in Delaware, Designed to Afford Comfort in Little Space"
A Mountain Bungalow Whose Appearance of Crude Construction Is the Result of Skilful Design
An Example of Progressive Architecture from the Pacific Coast: By Helen Lukens Gaut
A Charming and Inexpensive Cottage in the Bungalow Style: By Helen Lukens Gaut
A California Bungalow Treated in Japanese Style: By Arnold L. Gesell
"A California Bungalow of Stone and Shingle Worth Studying, Both in Design and Interior Finish"
A California Bungalow of Originality and Charm
How I Built My Bungalow: By Charlotte Dyer
A Ranch Bungalow Embodying Many Modern Ideas: By Charles Alma Byers
A Modern California House of the Spanish Type: By Della M. Echols
The Barnacle: Transforming a Barn into a Bungalow: By Eunice T. Gray
A Practical and Comfortable Bungalow Built by a Western Architect for His Own Home: By Charles Alma Byers
A California Bungalow Planned for Comfort: By Laura Rinkle Johnson
A Bachelor's Bungalow
"A Six-Room Bungalow: Inexpensive, Comfortable and Attractive: By Charles Alma Byers"
Vacation Bungalows that Appeal Besides as Homes of Comfort and Refreshment
"Craftsman Houses Built for "Outdoor" Living"
More Craftsman Bungalows for Country and Suburban Home-Builders
The Evolution of Hillside Home: Raymond Riordon's Indiana Bungalow
A Western Bungalow in Which Economy and Beauty Meet By Helen Lukens Gaut
A Craftsman Bungalow Whose Owner Was His Own Architect
A New Zealand Bungalow that Shows the True Craftsman's Art
Cottage-Bungalow: A New Development in Intimate Home Architecture: Photographs by Helen Lukens Gaut
Comfort and Economy Combined in Small Craftsman Homes
What Two Thousand Dollars Will Accomplish in Building a Comfortable Home: By Charles Alma Byers
"Briarwood": A Hillside Home Among the Trees"
"The "Colonial Bungalow": A New and Charming Variation in Home Architecture: By Charles Alma Byers"
Making the Bungalow Externally Attractive: By M. Roberts Conover
A Story of Home-Making
A Charming Simple Bungalow with Palatial Furnishings: By Charles Alma Byers