The world of design stretches farther than the eye or mind can see. There are so many aspects to the world that contain quality design. One of the most awe capturing and inspiring forms of design in many of our lives is architecture. Architecture varies world wide and can bring tears to the eyes if you are truly one who loves beauty and art.
Architecture design has been evolving since the beginning of time. There are so many houses of design and theories and avenues that it is difficult to grasp all at once. Beginning with the early Greeks and Romans who built the coliseums, architectural design has been given much thought. Those who enter into the field of architecture have a deep love for the artistic craft. Continue reading
The Craftsman style home was a revolution in American architectural design, and they were built all over the nation between 1905 and 1930. In the late part of the twentieth century, the Craftsman home became popular again, with architects restoring older Craftsman houses and building new replicas. Like many design elements of the Arts and Crafts period, the Craftsman home is a work of art as well as a functioning dwelling. The Craftsman home has a distinctive style which is instantly recognizable to architecture students, contractors, and aficionados of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Craftsman home was popularized by several designers, including Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, and Henry Mather Greene. All of these men were iconic figures in the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Craftsman home became a natural extension of the furniture and art they created. The Craftsman has its roots in the bungalow, a low slung, comfortable home which originates in India. Continue reading