Craftsman Style

Craftsman Style


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Craftsman Style by Robert Winter, Alexander Vertikoff

Inspired by the British Arts and Crafts movement, Craftsman-style homes captured America's heart at the turn of the 20th century. Bungalows and larger houses with broad roof overhangs, comfortable porches, and hand-hewn wooden details grew out of California's warm climate and influenced a range of other building types, from resort hotels to churches and schools. Today Craftsman-style structures can be found as far east as New York State. Intricate woodwork gives them a timeless handcrafted look, and rustic materials tie them to the earth. Behind each element lies a hint of a craftsman plying his art.This handsome volume is a celebration of Craftsman-style architecture, which flourished in America from about 1895 into the 1920s. It took on a more natural and rustic form on this side of the Atlantic than its British counterpart, in keeping with the rugged American frontier ethos. Robert Winter, one of the country's leading authorities on the Arts and Crafts movement, has supplied the informative text, which complements the gorgeous color photography by Alexander Vertikoff. Author Bio: Robert Winter is one of the country's leading architectural historians and an expert on the Arts and Crafts movement. A noted author and lecturer, he is the Arthur G. Coons Professor of the History of Ideas, Emeritus, at Occidental College, Los Angeles. He lives in Pasadena. Alexander Vertikoff, chief photographer for American Bungalow magazine, has photographed Arts and Crafts buildings for such books as American Bungalow Style (also by Robert Winter), Bungalow Nation, and Stickley Style. He lives outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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ISBN-13: 9781435109025
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 04/11/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 11.58(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.95(d)

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Craftsman Style 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Asosa More than 1 year ago
After months of searching for a book that captured the Craftsman period to my liking, I had just about given up until I happened to come across this copy at my local B&N. The photos are fabulous, and it describes the general summary of the period. I loved that the book included the Craftsman District of Pasadena, and the Grand California hotel in Downtown Disney- both superb examples of the Arts and Crafts period. Now, if I can only find a book that captures Victorian architecture as well, I'd be set!
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