This opens the conversation on the Contemporary Craftsman style as seen by the American homeowner. Historically, American Craftsman, such as the Gamble House in Pasadena shown above, is generally considered to be the logical extension of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Much can be said about the origins and intentions of this design philosophy, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us,“The Arts and Crafts movement emerged during the late Victorian period in England, the most industrialized country in the world at that time. Anxieties about industrial life fueled a positive revaluation of hand craftsmanship and pre-capitalist forms of culture and society. Arts and Crafts designers sought to improve standards of decorative design, believed to have been debased by mechanization, and to create environments in which beautiful and fine workmanship governed”.
Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal real estate section said that “Home Buyers Embrace the ‘Contemporary Craftsman’ Look”. This opens the conversation on the Contemporary Craftsman style as seen by the American homeowner. Historically, American Craftsman, such as the [...]