Bungalow Details: Interior

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Gibbs Smith, 2006 - Design - 216 pages
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In this follow-up to the popular Bungalow Details: Exterior, Jane Powell and Linda Svendsen go inside the bungalow, to identify and explain the wonderful details that make a bungalow authentic, from wood floor to beamed ceiling!

Arts & Crafts homes often feature an attention to detail and design that is lacking in all but the most expensive homes built today. Yet, in the iconic home of turn-of-the-century working-class folk, these details were ubiquitous-wood detailing, built-in furniture, art glass, beamed ceilings, inlaid floors, extensive tile work, and impressive fireplaces were featured in even the most modest bungalow, just as they were in the larger architect-designed counterparts.

Powell's expertise in the era and Svendsen's captivating photography combine to focus on the important details that make these simple homes as beautiful and easy to live in now as they were at the time they were built. From plate rails to paneling, closets to colonnades, lighting to laundry chutes, and everything in between, Bungalow Details: Interior is a practical and informative resource for restoring, re-creating, or simply appreciating the period details of an Arts & Crafts-era home.

 

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The photos in this book are mouth-watering & the written material is charming & entertaining. After reading it, you realize that it contains a huge amount of scholarly information. A very good read that is quite educational without being stuffy.

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
What Is a Bungalow?
12
Room to Move
23
Short Story
39
Ceiling Groovy
53
Wall Mart
61
Opening Lines
89
Entry Level
117
Hearth of the Matter
141
Support Group
179
Resources
206
Bibliography
216
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About the author (2006)

Jane Powell is an experienced bungalow kitchen restorer and a sought after speaker on the subject. She lives in Oakland, California. Linda Svendsen, a graduate of Music and Art High School and Parsons School of Design in New York, has been a renowned photographer for more than thirty years. Her work is showcased in numerous magazines and books; she is the author of Bicycle: Around the World.

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