I opened my valentine present today. Wilhelm knows how hard it is for me to wait to open packages so he gave me the ok this morning. It was a book. Books are among my Big Five when it comes to Valentine presents: Jewelry, Flowers, Books, Candy, and Perfume, roughly in that order.
The book is THE NEW BUNGALOW (2001), by Matthew Bialecki. It contains a brief history of the bungalow, describes Arts and Crafts architecture, suggests ways to renovate or build new in the bungalow style, and gives a lengthy list of resources. It has an illustration on every page – a few line drawings, some reproductions of old postcards, and lots of excellent photos. It’s a worthy addition to my arts and crafts/bungalow collection. The best are the Powell and Todd books.
AMERICAN BUNGALOW STYLE (1996), by Robert Winter
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN LIBRARY: Arts and Crafts (2000), by Kitty Turgeon
ARTS AND CRAFTS COMPANION (2004), by Pamela Todd
ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE AND SPIRIT: Craftspeople of the Revival (1999), by Chase Reynolds Ewald
ARTS AND CRAFTS TEXTILES: The Movement in America (1999), by Ann Wallace
BEAUTIFUL NECESSITY: Decorating with Arts and Crafts (1996), by Bruce Smith
BUNGALOW: The Ultimate Arts and Crafts Home (2004), by Jane Powell
BUNGALOW NATION (2003), by Diane Maddex
BUNGALOW STYLE: Creating Classic Interiors in Your Arts and Crafts Home (2005), by Treena Crochet
GREENE AND GREENE: Masterworks (1998), by Bruce Smith
INSIDE THE BUNGALOW: America’s Arts and Crafts Interior (1997), by Paul Duchscherer
LIVING IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE: A Home Decorating Workbook (2001), by Charlotte Kelley
OUTSIDE THE BUNGALOW: America’s Arts and Crafts Garden (1999), by Paul Duchscherer.
This list doesn’t include biographies, books about artists and craftspeople, the writings of John Ruskin and other theorists, and my William Morris needlepoint books. I’ll talk about those another day.