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June 2020

Arts & Crafts Architecture

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The Arts and Crafts movement was centered in the English speaking world in the late 19th to the early 20th century, and sought to revive the decorative, hand crafted arts which were threatened by mass production and industrialization. In the U.S., the Arts and Crafts movement influenced American architects from Frank Lloyd Wright, George Washington Maher, and Julia Morgan to Bernard Maybeck. Their style is often called American Craftsman or Craftsman Style. Maybeck’s buildings are known for exposed ceiling beams with Swiss carvings, patented, two-hole Venturi chimneys, and built-in window…

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Prairie Style and Frank Lloyd Wright

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The Prairie Style was developed in Chicago, Illinois around the turn of the 20th Century by architects including Frank Lloyd Wright who wanted to create a distinctively American style in contrast to the Victorian style popular across the Western Europe and America at the time. It is characterized by horizontal lines that evoke the flat, treeless landscape of the American Midwest, with low slope roofs and deep, overhanging eaves, chimneys placed in the center of the house and open floor plans. Evolving from the Arts and Crafts movement, architects incorporated…

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