Building With Nature

Building With Nature

Inspiration for the Arts & Crafts Home

Book - 2005
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Gibbs-Smith
This new edition of the classic, Building with Nature: Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition, focuses on the beginnings (1865 and on) of the Bay Area shingle style and Arts & Crafts collaboration in California, and the origins of the trend toward building simple rustic homes in harmony with nature. Freudenheim explores how and why a small, influential group of Californians (including Joseph Worcester, Bernard Maybeck, Charles Keeler, William Keith, Charles Lummis, A. Page Brown, and others)--all of whom had come from the East or from England--were especially devoted to Ruskin and the Arts & Crafts style and how this combined with their dedication to California's natural beauty to create a unique architectural movement.


Baker & Taylor
Focusing on the Bay Area shingle style and Arts & Crafts collaboration in California since 1865, the authors examine the origins of the trend toward building simple rustic homes in harmony with nature and how a small group of Californians were instrumental in creating this unique architectural movement.

Book News
Countering the conventional view that the American version of the Arts & Crafts movement originated in Boston or Chicago, this architectural historian argues that California was seminal in its development. Freudenheim traces the movement's growth from 1876-1920, focusing particularly on the architects of, and influences on, the many California shingle-style and mission bungalows featured. This study extends her Building with Nature: Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition (1974, with E. Sussman). The author lives in Washington, DC, but seems to have left her heart in San Francisco. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Salt Lake City : Gibbs Smith, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781586854638
1586854631
Characteristics: xii, 229 p. : ill. ; 29 cm

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