Craftsman style

Front Cover
Harry N. Abrams, 2004 - Architecture - 239 pages
2 Reviews
Inspired by the British Arts and Crafts movement, Craftsman-style homes captured America's heart at the turn of the 20th century. Bungalows and larger houses with broad roof overhangs, comfortable porches, and hand-hewn wooden details grew out of California's warm climate and influenced a range of other building types, from resort hotels to churches and schools. Today Craftsman-style structures can be found as far east as New York State. Intricate woodwork gives them a timeless handcrafted look, and rustic materials tie them to the earth. Behind each element lies a hint of a craftsman plying his art.
This handsome volume is a celebration of Craftsman-style architecture, which flourished in America from about 1895 into the 1920s. It took on a more natural and rustic form on this side of the Atlantic than its British counterpart, in keeping with the rugged American frontier ethos. Robert Winter, one of the country's leading authorities on the Arts and Crafts movement, has supplied the informative text, which complements the gorgeous color photography by Alexander Vertikoff.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Craftsman Style

User Review  - Jodi - Goodreads

Love Craftsman Style, this book really covered a lot of information and had great pictures. Hopefully one day I will own a Craftsman house!! Read full review

Review: Craftsman Style

User Review  - Danette - Goodreads

This is my favorite type of home and this book had many examples. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
16
SIMPLE LIVING HIGH THINKING
73
Ernest Coxhead Berkeley California
81
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Winter, a noted author and lecturer on the Arts and Crafts movement, is the Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas, Emeritus, at Occidental College, Los Angeles.

Vertikoff's award-winning images have appeared on every cover of American Bungalow magazine and dozens of other covers.