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Arts and Crafts House Styles and Examples

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Arts and Crafts Lamp

The Arts and Crafts Movement began in England in the 1860s as a reform movement that challenged the tastes of the Victorian era. Its primary proponents were John Ruskin (1819-1900) and William Morris (1834-1896). Subsequently this style was taken up by American designers around the time of Morris's death in 1896, with somewhat different results. In the United States, the Arts and Crafts style was also known as Mission style.

Morris and Ruskin's notions of good design were linked to their notions of a good society. This was a vision of a society in which the worker was not brutalized by the working conditions found in factories, but rather could take pride in his craftsmanship and skill. The rise of a consumer class coincided with the rise of manufactured consumer goods. In this period, manufactured goods were often poor in design and quality. Ruskin, Morris, and others proposed that it would be better for all if individual craftsmanship could be revived - the worker could then produce beautiful objects that exhibited the result of fine craftsmanship, as opposed to the shoddy products of mass production. Thus the goal was to create design that was... " for the people and by the people, and a source of pleasure to the maker and the user." Workers could produce beautiful objects that would enhance the lives of ordinary people, and at the same time provide decent employment for the craftsman.

Types of Arts and Crafts styles include: Arts and Crafts, Craftsman, Mission, and Art Nouveau

 

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Arts and Crafts Examples

Identifying Features

  1. Low-pitched gabled roof with wide, unenclosed eave overhang
  2. Roof rafters usually exposed
  3. Decorative beams or braces under gables
  4. Porch support bases extending to ground level
  5. Porch supports usually squared and sometimes slanting inward

Craftsman Bungalow Style

Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Style

Craftsman Bungalow Style

Arts & Crafts (Craftsman) Style

 

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Arts and Crafts Links

 

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Arts and Crafts House Books

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Country Club Cottage

1923 Craftsman Bungalow
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Gamble House

1909 Craftsman Bungalow
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Charming Dilworth Craftsman

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Gorgeous Craftsman Tudor

1911 Craftsman Bungalow
1862 Sq. Ft.
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