By Gustav Stickley
In 1901, Gustav Stickley started to create the 1st uniquely American type of furnishings and residential design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's rules of domestic layout contain development that's in concord with its panorama, open flooring plans, integrated garage, and normal lights. He was once an immense impact on Frank Lloyd Wright, and he is still one of many nice names in American structure. Craftsman houses and Bungalows showcases his paintings in a reasonable, beautiful new version. that includes hundreds and hundreds of black-and-white photos, line drawings, and sketches of cabins, cottages, and bungalows from idea to comprehensive product, it offers easy-to-understand instructions on either domestic development and development. This source, a mix of 3 of Stickley's works, is a accomplished advent to the layout and construction of gorgeous Craftsman houses.
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