Prairie Home Furniture

Celebrating  The  Arts & Crafts  in  Bozeman,  Montana

Welcome to my Links of Interest page.  Below is a sample of links I've found helpful in my journey in discovering the historical significance of the Arts and Crafts movement.  If you would like to add to this list, please email me your link of interest.  If you're looking for Arts & Crafts books, I have several to loan.  Enjoy! 

 

http://www.arts-crafts.com/     This is a great introduction to the Arts and Crafts.

http://www.morrissociety.org/      The William Morris Society   

http://www.delmars.com/wright/index.html     A virtual look at the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

http://stickleymuseum.org/craftsman-farms/about-craftsman-farms.html      The Stickley Museum

http://www.roycrofter.com/       The webpage of the Roycrofter

http://www.usc.edu/dept/architecture/greeneandgreene/aboutgreenes.html     Greene and Greene Archives 

http://www.montana-artists.com/    Montana Arts Directory

http://www.gustavstickley.com/index.php    Arts & Crafts Gallery   

http://www.craftsman-auctions.com/index.html   An informative auction site for Arts and Crafts antiques

http://www.craftsman-auctions.com/main.php?html=appraisals.php    This site offers free appraisals for Arts and Crafts antiques

http://www.preservebozeman.org/Historic/Home.html    Bozeman Historic Preservation Advisory Board

A Brief History of the Craftsman Home

      Gustav Stickley quickly realized his furniture was inconsistent with the Victorian home decor of his era.  Using the same virtues of beauty, simplicity, utility, and organic harmony found in his furniture, Stickley designed over 240 Craftsman homes.  221 of these plans were published in his magazine, The Craftsmanstarting in the January 1904 issue.  Stickley's design intent was to, "...teach that beauty does not imply elaboration or ornament; to employ only those forms and materials which make for simplicity, individuality and dignity of effect."  To peruse all The Craftsman  magazines, click on the link below.  I have also included other links relating to the history of the Craftsman home.


http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/DLDecArts/DLDecArts-idx?type=browse&scope=DLDecArts.HomeDesign    All issues of The Craftsman magazine


http://www.flickr.com/photos/daily-bungalow/sets/72157603353402812/show/    A Bungalow slideshow

http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/kithome/rt-searskits.shtml    Do You Have a Sears Kit Home

http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/kithome/    Kit Home Information

http://www.antiquehome.org/Architectural-Style/bungalow.htm    The Bungalow

http://www.antiquehome.org/Architectural-Style/craftsman.htm    Craftsman-style Bungalow

http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/people/    Architects, Designers, Artisans, & Thinkers

http://www.arts-crafts.com/archive/acpubs/    Historical Sources