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Can MCMs be "Craftsman" Homes?

Postby JGropp » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:19 pm

Can MCMs be "Craftsman" Homes?
I contend they certainly can be. J-

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Postby Perks » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:24 pm

Indeed. What was Frank Lloyd Wright if not the ultimate craftsman?
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Postby Joe » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:37 pm

considering the Arts & Crafts era ended about 1912 and Mid-Century Modernism is, well, the mid part of the century, um, NO.

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"Craftsman" techniques

Postby JGropp » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:22 pm

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One of my "MCM" homes built
using "Craftsman" techniques.
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Postby modfan » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:19 am

Weren't 'Craftsmans' 'Modern' in their 'heyday'.
We only call them 'Craftsman' when look back historically.

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Postby Joe » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:50 am

one of the main ideas of Modernism was to simplify construction and simplify details so they did not have to hire a "craftsman"

adding decorative element to a simple house doesn't make it "craftsman."

Can a Modern house be built in the same manner with attention to materials and detail as a Craftsman? Yes, it's called EXPENSIVE.
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Andy Perkins, Broker/Owner


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Here's the Craftsman-

Postby JGropp » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:34 pm

Here's the Craftsman mentioned above-
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How I miss his consumate skills. Jerry

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These may fit the above thread-




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Ray was my Craftsman (as posted). Patty & I spent many an evening at this lovely home. J-

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Postby peterm » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:20 am

Jerry-

So Ray Brandes, who built his own Usonian (and a particularly fine one, at that), was your finish carpenter?

Your designs were certainly in good hands!

By the way, some of your detailing reminds me a little of Harwell Hamilton Harris. Was his work something you were aware of through the sixties?
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Postby Slim and Gabby » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:52 am

What about The Bauhaus Movement?!?!?!?!? Some of those buildings/homes were built in the late teens early 20's, whereas there were still many, many craftsman homes being built in the 1930's ooching into the 1940's. The Bauhaus Movement epitomized the very meaning of modern, form-follows-function. So much of what is seen from their ideas is a staple of today. There's a blurry line that should be recognized and not just cut off at an exact date; there has to be a few examples of a hybrid of the two. Not unlike the clothing industry, I truly doubt whether all women in the 19th century suddenly stopped wearing bustles!
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