Bungalow The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home

Bungalow The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586853044
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 10/07/2004
Pages: 256
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

Going Native

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

Private Moments

Domestic Science

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Rest and Repose

Women's Work

Other Spaces

Chapter Six-Stewardship

Chapter Seven-News from Somewhere

Chapter Eight-The Importance of Beauty


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