Craftsman Homes

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Globe Pequot, Jun 1, 2002 - Architecture - 205 pages
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A breath of fresh air was blown into the stuffy, overdone interiors of Victorian houses when the Arts & Crafts movement swept through Europe and the United States in the 1880s. Gustav Stickley, who published The Craftsman magazine and sold house designs, was one of the strongest proponents of this philosophy of simplicity. In Stickley's own words, Craftsman Home plans were designed "to substitute the luxury of taste for the luxury of costliness; to teach that beauty does not imply elaboration or ornament; to employ only those forms and materials which make for simplicity, individuality and dignity of effect." Craftsman Homes is Stickley's own compilation of the best of these designs. Here you will find plans for more than 40 cottages, cabins, and bungalows-complete with illustrated interior layouts and decorating ideas, as well as suggestions for garden and outdoor treatments. All incorporate a sense of space and openness to rooms, and feature bold, rustic styling based on regional building traditions such as colonial log cabins or Spanish missions of the Southwest. Relying on nature and local materials, and integrating traditional craft techniques, these homes still look as fresh, modern, and ultimately livable today as they did when they were built in the early twentieth century. This is a must-have book for lovers of good design, students of architecture, history buffs, or those who want to put the Arts & Crafts philosophy to practical use. (8 1/2 x 11, 216 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)Gustav Stickley (1858-1942), an innovative leader of the Arts & Crafts movement in America, published books, magazines, and articles about Craftsman design.
 

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Contents

A California House Founded on the California Mission Style
9
An OldFashioned House with the Dining room and Kitchen in One
12
A Small Cottage that Is Comfortable Attractive and Inexpensive
15
A Plain House the Will Last for Generations and Need but Few Repairs
16
A Cottage of Cement or Stone that Is Conveniently Arranged for a Small Family
19
Suburban House Designed for a Lot Having Wide Frontage but Little Depth
20
A Very Simple and Inexpensive Cottage Built of Battened Boards
23
A Cement House that Shows the Decorative Use of Concrete As a Framework
24
A Plain Little Cabin that Would Make a Good Summer House in the Woods
81
A Bungalow Built around a Courtyard Facing the Water
83
A Rustic Cabin that Is Meant for a Weekend Cottage or a Vacation Home
85
A Bungalow Designed for a Mountain Camp or Summer Home
86
A Convenient Bungalow with Separate Kitchen and Open Air Dining Room
88
A Cottage Planned with a Special Idea to Economical Heating
92
A Cottage the Comes within the Limits of Very Moderate Means
93
A Country House that Was Originally Planned for a Mountain Camp
95

Cement House Showing Lavish Use of HalfTimber as a Decoration
28
Cement House Showing Craftsman Idea of HalfTimber Construction
30
A Comfortable and Convenient House for the Suburbs or the Contry
32
A Craftsman City House Designed to Accommodate Two Families
36
A Craftsman Farm House that Is Comfortable Homelike and Beautiful
38
House with Court Pergolas Outdoor Living Rooms and Sleeping Balconies
42
A Practical Application of Our Theories of Home Building
45
A Small Shingled House that Shows Many Interesting Structural Features
50
A Roomy Inviting Farmhouse Designed for Pleasant Home Life in the Country
52
A Simple Straightforward Design from which Many Homes Have Been Built
54
A Craftsman House in which Tower Construction Has Been Effectively Used
56
A Concrete Cottage Designed in the Form of a Greek Cross to Admit More Light
60
A Bungalow of Irregular Form and Unusually Interesting Construction
62
A Roomy Homelike Farmhouse for Lovers of Plain and Wholesome Country Life
66
A Plaster House upon which Wood Has Been Liberally Used
68
A Farmhouse Designed with a Long Unbroken Roof Line at the Back
70
Two Inexpensive but Charming Cottages for Women Who Want Their Own Homes
72
A Log House that Will Serve either as a Summer Camp or a Country Home
74
A Pleasant and Homelike Cottage Designed for a Small Family
76
A Country Clubhouse that Is Built like a Log Cabin
79
The Charm of Living Out of Doors
97
The Effective Use of Cobblestones as a Link between House and Landscape
102
The Charm that Is Always Found in an Interesting Approach to an Enclosure
109
Some Things that Can Be Done when Nature Is Followed instead of Thwarted
113
What May Be Done with Water and Rocks in a Little Garden
119
Their Importance in the General Scheme of a Craftsman House
125
Its Many Uses and the Possibilities It Has for Comfort and Beauty
129
The Dining Room as a Center of Hospitality and Good Cheer
137
A Convenient and WellEquipped Kitchen that Simplifies the Housework
142
The Treatment of Wall Spaces so the a Room Is In Itself Complete and Satisfying
144
Floors that Complete the Decorative Scheme of a Room
149
An Outline of FurnitureMaking in this Country Showing the Place of Craftsman Furniture in the Evolution of an American Style
151
Willow Chairs and Settles which Harmonize with the More Severe and Massive Furniture Made of Oak
160
Designed and Made According to the Same Principles that Rule the Furniture
162
The Kind of Fabrics and Needlework that Harmonize with and Complete the Craftsman Decorative Scheme
165
Home Training in Cabinet Work
169
Our Native Woods and Their Treatment
185
The Craftsman Idea
194
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Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) was a leader and innovator in America's Arts and Crafts movement and published several books, magazines, and articles on the subject.

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