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American Arts and Crafts Movement
Bungalow and Craftsman Styles

See also: Historic Preservation

Selected Books

Crochet, Treena
Bungalow Style: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Arts and Crafts Home
q NA7571.C765 2005
Crochet, president of an interior design firm specializing in historic restoration, offers a guide for homeowners about combining the arts and crafts and bungalow styles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with modern style homes.
Darke, Rick
In Harmony with Nature: Lessons from the Arts & Crafts Garden
q SB454.3.A76 D37 2000
Darke explains that the Arts & Crafts movement felt that the house and garden should be united, that nature should be the primary source for design, local materials and plants should be used, plants should be allowed to grow somewhat freely and designs should have a naturalistic color scheme.
Duchscherer, Paul and Linda Svendsen (photographer)
Along Bungalow Lines: Creating an Arts and Crafts Home
NA7571.D76 2006
Along Bungalow Lines teaches basic design lessons gleaned from the past through specific examples gathered from historic locations across the country.
Duchscherer, Paul and Douglas Keister (photographer)
The Bungalow: America's Arts and Crafts Home
q NA7571.D8 1995
The essential popularity of the California bungalow style, which made it one of the most prolific housing styles in American architectural history and which quickly spread throughout the country, was due to its economy of construction that incorporated the combined structural and decorative use of modest materials. Popular at the turn of the twentieth century and for many years afterword, the bungalow is of special interest today for being the home of the American Arts and Crafts style.
Duchscherer, Paul and Douglas Keister (photographer)
Bungalow Basics
These small (71 page) readable books by Duchscherer and Keister profile different rooms of an Arts & Crafts bungalow: Fireplaces, Dining Rooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, and Living Rooms. The books include some 50 illustrations of the room's features with a descriptive paragraph for each.
Duchscherer, Paul and Douglas Keister (photographer)
Inside the Bungalow: America's Arts and Crafts Interior
q NA7571.D83 1997
This companion book to "The Bungalow" includes chapters devoted to aspects of bungalow interior design, including the front door, the fireplace, the living room, the den, study or library, the kitchen and dining room, and bedrooms that range from nursery to sleeping porch.
Duchscherer, Paul and Douglas Keister (photographer)
Outside the Bungalow: America's Arts and Crafts Garden
q SB473.D797 1999x
In this tribute to America's arts and crafts gardens, the same team that made "The Bungalow" and "Inside the Bungalow" so successful spotlights the fixed architectural, or "hardscape, " elements, such as entry gates, fences, railings, and fountains. 250 full-color photos.
Maddex, Diane and Alexander Vertikoff (photographer)
Bungalow Nation
NA7571.M33 2003
This book takes readers into the living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and baths of the most characteristic bungalows from five American neighborhoods where this housing type has flourished: Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Pasadena.
The New Bungalow
Essays by Jim McCord, Matthew Bialecki, Christian Gladu, Jill Kessenich and Su Bacon
NA7571.N47 2001
This collection of essays on the bungalow, starts out with a general overview of the Arts and Crafts Movement in England and the Bungalow craze at the beginning of the 20th century in America, mentioning the Greenes and the Stickleys. It's a good introduction to the style.
Peart, Darrell
Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop
q TT194.P43 2006
Peart, a furniture maker in Renton, Washington, has written a practical guide describing how to recreate joints, plugs, types of wood and finishes, and other stylistic motifs of the early 20th-century Arts and Crafts style architects and furniture makers.
Powell, Jane and Linda Svendsen (photographer)
Bungalow Details: Exterior
NA7571.P68 2004x
In this book the authors identify the finer points and visual characteristics that make a bungalow a bungalow, and show how to incorporate these important details into your bungalow. Powell and Svendsen also offer a companion book on Bungalow Details: Interior.
Powell, Jane and Linda Svendsen (photographer)
Bungalow Kitchens
TX653.P69 2000
Filled with photographs of retro-style kitchens, this is a "what to" book for those who want to learn how to restore or re-create a bungalow-era kitchen. Powell and Svendsen also offer a book on Bungalow Bathrooms
Rodel, Kevin P.
Arts and Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary
q NK2394.A77 R63 2003
From William Morris and the roots of the movement, through Gustav Stickley, the Prairie School and including contemporary pieces, Arts & Crafts Furniture celebrates classic furniture and the craftsmen who made it.
Winter, Robert
Craftsman Style
q NA7208.W56 2004
Architectural historian Winter offers a comprehensive survey of the American Craftsman movement from the turn of the 20th century to its 1960 revival.

Web Sites

  • The Arts and Crafts Movement in America
    This collection of articles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an overview of the movement and its history.
  • Arts and Crafts Society
    This site run by three individuals provides an online "home" for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community. Their archives provides historic information on the movement.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America
    A general overview with related articles.
  • Morris Society
    William Morris (1834-96), the British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist, began the Arts and Crafts Movement. This is a site from the United States Morris Society.
  • Pewabic Pottery
    Founded in Detroit in 1903 during the Arts & Crafts Movement, Pewabic is nationally renowned for its tile and pottery in unique glazes. Check here for some very interesting Arts & Crafts tiles for your home.
  • Society of Arts and Crafts
    Incorporated in 1897, The Society of Arts and Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition and education of crafts for over one hundred years.
  • Wikipedia: American Craftsman
    "The American Craftsman Style, or the American Arts and Crafts Movement, is an American domestic architectural, interior design, and decorative arts style popular from the last years of the 19th century through the early years of the 20th century."
  • Wikipedia: American Foursquare
    The American Foursquare or "Four Square Craftsman" is common in Pittsburgh and incorporates elements of the Prairie School and the Craftsman styles.

Pittsburgh Region

  • Craftsman Perspective
    Showcasing the beauty and diversity of American Arts and Crafts architecture (1895-1920). Launched in Spring 1997, Craftsman Perspective was one of the first web sites devoted to architecture from the Arts and Crafts period. The creator of the site lives in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Duncan House
    A Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located at Polymath Park Resort in the Laurel Highlands in Acme, PA. The Duncan House is one of six Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the US where you can actually spend the night.
  • Fallingwater
    Fallingwater is recognized as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most acclaimed works and a supreme example of Frank Lloyd Wright's concept of organic architecture, which promotes harmony between man and nature through design so well integrated with its site that buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition. It is built over Bear Run, a rushing mountain stream in the Laurel Highlands, east of Pittsburgh.
  • Kentuck Knob
    Kentuck Knob, an excellent example of a high-end Usonian home, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the last decade of his career. Nestled high in the western Pennsylvania mountains seven miles south of Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob's constructon of native sandstone, tidewater cypress, and copper blends naturally with its surroundings in true Wrightian harmony.