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04.Greene&GreeneBB - Greene & Greene California...

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California and the Craftsman Style
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Between 1901 and 1916, a strong craft movement was sponsored and encouraged by The Craftsman , a monthly magazine edited by Gustav Stickley . The American crafts movement was based on the arts and crafts movement in England, led by William Morris and John Ruskin. Its underlying and defining premise was that true art evolves out of mastery of one’s craft, that craftsmanship and skilled hand labor were the best way of enhancing life . Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright were sympathetic to this point of view. Wright lectured and wrote on craftsmanship and he moved in the circles of the craftsmans’ clubs in Chicago. Strong interest developed in the craft movement on the west coast under four leading figures: Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, along with Irving Gill, and Bernard Maybeck . Their work was sometimes published in The Craftsman .
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The craft movement was, therefore, predominantly a Midwest and west coast movement. Earlier east coast expressions had produced shingle style houses in the 1880s and 1890s, such as those designed by H.H. Richardson in New England. By 1900, however, the east coast had pushed into Renaissance academicism and looked
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