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!     This is a great introduction to the Arts and Crafts.      The William Morris Society     A virtual look at the works of Frank Lloyd Wright.      The Stickley Museum       The webpage of the Roycrofter     Greene and Greene Archives    Montana Arts Directory    Arts & Crafts Gallery   An informative auction site for Arts and Crafts antiques    This site offers free appraisals for Arts and Crafts antiques    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.    All issues of The Craftsman magazine    A Bungalow slideshow    Do You Have a Sears Kit Home    Kit Home Information    The Bungalow    Craftsman-style Bungalow    Architects, Designers, Artisans, & Thinkers    Historical Sources