The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts

A Style Rediscovered

Heli Meltsner

Meticulously researched and with abundant color photos, the book is the only work focusing on the state's Arts and Crafts domestic architecture and the only one to include an illustrated field guide.
Publication date:
May 2019
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
yes
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780872332737

Dimensions : 203 X 254 mm
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This book is available
£18.00

Overview
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• The only work to focus on the Arts and Crafts domestic architecture of Massachusetts
• Includes an illustrated field guide
• Beautifully illustrated with abundant colour photographs

At the opening of the twentieth century, Massachusetts architects struggled to create an authentic new look that would reflect their clients' increasingly informal way of life. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement in England, the result was a charming style that proved especially appropriate for the rapidly expanding suburbs and vacation houses in the state - charming but overlooked, principally because the style is somewhat difficult to describe. The Arts and Crafts Houses of Massachusetts brings these homes, hidden in plain sight, the attention they deserve. Meticulously researched and with abundant color photos, the book is the only work focusing on the state's Arts and Crafts domestic architecture and the only one to include an illustrated field guide. It is also the first book to explore the use of this cutting-edge style in designing buildings for estate servants, transit workers, and renters-groups that historically lacked access to professionally designed homes.