The Beautiful Necessity

Author: Bruce Smith
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879057787
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The Beautiful Necessity from the Author: Bruce Smith. The Arts & Crafts movement created furniture and living spaces to coexist with nature rather than dominate it. Its use of earth-tones, natural motifs and building materials, such as earth, wood, iron, tile and stone, helped to blur the distinction between indoors and outdoors. This serene and simple style has undergone a revival in the 1990s; reproduction Arts & Crafts furniture is becoming mass produced; its sturdy construction and elegant simplicity appeals to contemporary needs.

The Japanese Bath

Author: Bruce Smith
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423619291
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The Japanese Bath from the Author: Bruce Smith. In the West, a bath is a place one goes to cleanse the body. In Japan, one goes there to cleanse the soul. Bathing in Japan is about much more than cleanliness: it is about family and community. It is about being alone and contemplative, time to watch the moon rise above the garden. Along with sixty full-color illustrations of the light and airy baths themselves, The Japanese Bath, delves into the aesthetic of bathing Japanese style and the innate beauty of the steps surrounding the process. The authors explain how to create a Japanese bath in your own home. A Zen meditation, the Japanese bath, indeed, cleanses the soul, and one emerges refreshed, renewed, and serene.

Arts Crafts Ideals

Author: Bruce Smith
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9780879059316
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Arts Crafts Ideals from the Author: Bruce Smith. Simplicity, good taste, sincerity, usefulness, education, and beauty -- these are some of the ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement. Established well over a century ago, the movement continues to grow and flourish because of the enduring wisdom of many of its early practitioners. The insights of Frank Lloyd Wright, Irving Gill, Greene and Greene, Elbert Hubbard, Ernest Batchelder, Bernard Maybeck, Gustav Stickley, and many others are included in this book of ideals -- a wisdom that is real and lasting because it is born out of use and taste.

Living In The Arts And Crafts Style

Author: Charlotte Kelley
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811853637
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Living In The Arts And Crafts Style from the Author: Charlotte Kelley. A definitive guide to the elegant and enduring Arts and Crafts style features more than 250 stunning full-color photographs of actual classic and contemporary interiors, offering particular attention to the elements, from furniture and flooring, to wall treatments and lighting. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Greene Greene

Author: Bruce Smith
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9781586858179
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Greene Greene from the Author: Bruce Smith. Many books have been written about the California architects Greene & Greene, exploring their style and masterworks such as the Gamble House and Blacker House. The heart of this book is the work of Greene & Greene in their early years, up to 1906, the development of what we call today the "Greene & Greene style," and Pasadena's Duncan-Irwin house where it first all came together. It is the ground upon which their later grander work would be built. Bruce Smith is a specialist on the life and work of Charles and Henry Greene; his book on their architecture, Greene & Greene Masterworks (1998), was one of the New York Times Editor's Choice architectural books of the year. He is the author of The Japanese Bath, Arts and Crafts Ideals, and The Beautiful Necessity: Decorating with Arts and Crafts, as well as numerous magazine articles. He lives in the state of Washington. Alexander Vertikoff's award-winning images have been on the cover of every issue of American Bungalow magazine as well as dozens of covers and hundreds of articles in magazines such as Architectural Digest and The New York Times. His books include American Bungalow Style, Greene & Greene: Masterworks, Stickley Style, and Craftsman Style. He lives in New Mexico. Featuring the Duncan-Irwin House, 1902-06.

Old House Interiors

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Old House Interiors from the Author: . National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.

Taking A Stand In A Postfeminist World

Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791491870
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Taking A Stand In A Postfeminist World from the Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees. Ranging across contemporary culture from the academy to shopping malls, this book offers engaged cultural criticism in a postfeminist context.

The Arts Crafts Lifestyle And Design

Author: Wendy Hitchmough
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823003143
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The Arts Crafts Lifestyle And Design from the Author: Wendy Hitchmough. A richly illustrated celebration of the the Arts and Crafts style celebrates the impact of the revolutionary movement on the architecture and home furnishings of the early twentieth century, capturing the simple elegance and craftsmanship of key examples of the style in both England and the United States in terms of furniture, architecture, textiles, ceramics, and other accessories for the home.

Inside The Bungalow

Author: Paul Duchscherer
Publisher: Studio
ISBN:
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Inside The Bungalow from the Author: Paul Duchscherer. Shows interior architectural details, furnishings, and built-in features of a variety of Craftsman style houses

Greene And Greene

Author: Bruce Smith
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811818780
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Greene And Greene from the Author: Bruce Smith. In the first decades of the 20th century, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene almost single-handedly defined the Arts and Crafts aesthetic in America as the architectural firm Greene & Greene. The only full-color survey of the firm's greatest works-including several newly restored to their original grandeur-Greene & Greene reveals the consummate artistry that ensured the brothers' place among the most brilliant of American architects. An in-depth tour of 25 magnificent homes, this book examines the creative evolution of their style. From the Gamble House in Pasadena, Californiawhose director contributes the book's forewordto lesser-known gems throughout the state, Greene & Greene is a wonderful introduction to the brothers' work, and a warm homage to the charms of this refined domestic architecture.