Sunday, May 15, 2011

Architectural Spring Flowers: Another Tour

1. Lantern at Gamble House, Greene & Greene. 1908.
Last week another spring architectural tour was on the calendar. This time it was Denver's Wash (Washington) Park neighborhood. The district is "famous" for its classic American bungalows and arts-and-crafts architecture. This was a popular housing type built throughout the country in the early decades of the last century.

Unfortunately, the Wash Park tour featured clever decorating and spiffy landscaping, but was slim on architectural excitement. So, instead of featuring any homes from this tour, I offer a few examples of truly great original architecture from the arts and crafts movement (broadly construed). These are works that any student of architectural history will recognize. They are original works of genius that continue to influence architects to this day.
2. Blacker house, Greene and Greene. 1907. 

3. Gamble House, Greene and Green. 1908.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, Oak Park, IL. 1889.
5. FLlW home and studio, playroom interior.
6. Willow Tea Room, exterior, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 

7. Tea room design drawing.

8. Tea room interior by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
9. Residence by Walter Burley Griffin, Grinnell, IA.  1912.

10. Stinson Library by Walter Burley Griffin. 1914.
11. Wyntoon estate by Bernard Maybeck. 1906.

1. Wikipedia
2. Mr. Exuberance
3. John L. Poole
4. Josh Delano
5. Phillip Turner
6. Dave Sousa
7. Wikimedia
8. Dave Sousa
9. Knorr
10. Knorr
11. Enos Brown

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