Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home is the definitive compilation of Arts & Crafts architecture, philosophy, and architectural details. Bungalow expert Jane Powell examines a variety of bungalows and Arts & Crafts homes across the U.S. and Canada, exploring and dissecting the best to come up with a book that defines the very nature of the bungalow itself.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||10.75(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
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.
Read an Excerpt
Architecture isn't simple. Any given house represents the convergence of plan or type (how the house is arranged-types include four-square, I-house, shotgun, hall-and-parlor, etc.), time period (for instance, Victorian is a time period, not a type of house), and decorative style (the shape of the box and the stuff that's on it and in it-a house of the Victorian time period might be Italianate, Second Empire, or Queen Anne in style). Complicated enough for most things. But bungalows add a fourth dimension and that is philosophy. Although bungalows have an informal plan, are of a certain time period, and come in different styles (Craftsman, California, Japanesque, Swiss Chalet, Prairie, Rustic, and so forth), they are also based on a philosophy that is the foundation for how they were built and furnished, how people expected to live in them, and how the residents related to the larger society.
Table of Contents
Chapter One-The Color of Wind
Getting Away From It All
The Seeds of Change
Chapter Two-In Full Flower
Art for Art's Sake
The Bohemian Life
Chapter Three-Smiling Lawns and Tasteful Cottages
Global Inspiration, Indigenous Style
Chapter Four-Popcorn and Capitalism
The Ideal Home
Freedom of Assembly
Icon and Irony
Chapter Five-On the Street
The Place Between
Hearth and Home
Feast for the Senses
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
Rest and Repose
Chapter Seven-News from Somewhere
Chapter Eight-The Importance of Beauty