The bungalow is a hybrid, born of the Arts & Crafts Movement of the United Kingdom, the Craftsman Movement of the Eastern United States & the beauty of the Southern California landscape.
The cultures & technologies of the time conspired to create a philosophy which motivated an aesthetic inspired by nature, & a housing type that was suitable for all parts of the U.S. Regional differences allowed for variations in materials & style, but the basic bungalow took America by storm & has remained the favorite American home for over 100 years.
Let’s begin at the beginning & take a look at how the Arts & Crafts Movement affected the aesthetic of the time on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching even into Asia & Australia. I encourage you to watch the Gustav Stickley videos which further tie together the European & American Movements.
THE BUNGALOW & THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT
Arts and Crafts: Design in a Nutshell (2:29)
OpenLearn from The Open University
A quick intro to A&C.
Arts and Crafts Movement (8:15)
AP Art History
A bit more in-depth look of the Arts & Crafts Movements in Europe & the U.S.
History of the Arts Crafts Movement Part 1 of 3 (11:36)
Beautiful images & informative video, but it’s way too fast. Slow it down & learn a great deal about the Movement.
You will be linked from past 1 to part 2 & then to part 3 from there. All 3 are well worth watching.
Take a tour of world’s first Arts and Crafts Movement Museum (3:06)
FOX 13 Tampa Bay
This museum is a miracle. It tells the complete story of Arts & Crafts. Once again, slow it down to fully absorb the information & the images.
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