Title: Stickley's Craftsman Homes : Plans Drawings ...
Publisher: Gibbs, Smith Publisher
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition
536 pp. Profusely illustrated with architectural floor plans, elevations, exterior illustrations and contemporary photography. A compendium of the arts and crafts period house designs of Gustav Stickley. Two hundred and twenty one plans were created and published in 'The Craftsman' magazine between 1904-1916. Contemporary photography of selected examples. As new in original publisher's shrink wrap (torn across back panel). Slight bumps at all corners otherwise no apparent wear or damage. Due to weight (3.15 kg/6.93 lbs + packaging) extra shipping charges will apply for international orders. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006810
Synopsis: Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman Home collects all of Stickley's house designs, published in The Craftsman magazine between 1904 and 1916. All the designs are here in sequential order from 1 to 221, as well as commissions and special designs, exterior illustrations, floor plans, and fascinating historical photographs from many of the featured homes. Contemporary photographs of selected built houses, keyed by number to Stickley designs, take the reader's experience from paper dreams to modern reality.
Author Ray Stubblebine discusses Stickley's relationships with other architects and the cross-pollination that took place as they shared ideas in the magazine and even formed the Craftsman Home Builders Club. Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman Home presents valuable information owners and buyers of historic homes, architects, libraries, and historians need to help identify and preserve the homes that have survived.
Ray Stubblebine is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Craftsman Farms Foundation and editor of the foundation's newsletter. He is a writer and speaker on the Arts and Crafts movement in America, and his articles and photographs have been published in Style 1900, Old House Journal, Old House Interiors, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Design, American Bungalow, and The New York Times. He lives in Oradell, New Jersey.
From the Inside Flap: Gustav Stickley so synthesized, romanticized and popularized the Arts and Crafts-style home in his Craftsman magazine that today the term has become synonymous with any home in that style. Stickley used The Craftsman to promote his ideas about domestic architecture. Eventually he published his own house designs--221 numbered designs--with working plans made available to build the houses. In addition to providing plans of those houses appearing in the magazine free to subscribers, his architectural department produced plans for houses on request, for a fee. A total of 254 home designs have been identified, with many more probably waiting to be found. These designs ranged from mansions to mountain camps, and most were built in the rapidly expanding suburbs at the turn of the twentieth century. This book makes all Stickley's known designs available in one place for the first time. Most of the images reproduced here come from The Craftsman magazine and well over half appear here for the first time since they were published almost a hundred years ago. Each house is presented with an exterior illustration to show the reader how Stickley envisioned it, along with floor plans. For houses that have features of interest, additional illustrations and architectural elevation drawings are presented. The most unique features of this book are comparative photographs in color and historical photographs of existing homes built from the plans. Probably thousands of these houses in suburbs and towns across America were built in the early days of the twentieth century and are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. We are only now realizing the profound effect that Gustav Stickley had on modern design, and this compendium takes a big step toward exploring his impact on popularizing residential home styles in the twentieth century. Ray Stubblebine, a professional photojournalist, is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Craftsman Farms Foundation and editor of the foundation's newsletter. He is a writer and a speaker on the Arts and Crafts movement in America, whose articles and photographs have been published in Style 1900, Old House Journal, Old House Interiors, New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey Design, and the New York Times. He lives in Oradell, New Jersey.
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