In the early 1900s, Gustav Stickley began publication of his influential magazine The Craftsman. The magazine was devoted entirely to the construction and interior design of the Arts & Crafts movement. Stickley was an architect himself, as well as a furniture-maker. He was also an ardent proponent of the Arts & Crafts philosophy that advocated for a revolt against the presumed evils of the Industrial Revolution – mass-produced, shoddy goods – and a return to handcraftsmanship. Working with architect Harvey Ellis, Stickley designed 221 house plans which he published in The Craftsman.
Before World War II, the Craftsman was one of the most popular styles of housing. Most Craftsman homes are smaller cottages, often referred to as bungalows, with a small front porch. However, in the Southeast, these large-scaled Craftsman dwellings are quite rare.
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