Talk:American Craftsman

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Frankly, I am surprised that this page is so carefully and adamantly set off from the Arts & Crafts movement overall. Certainly the major architects of the American movement were very honest that their style was primarily influenced by both the philosophy and architectural style of the British movement, and I've never heard a single architectural historian or curator even suggest that they were separate or significantly different. Certainly the American movement is an evolutionary aspect OF the Arts & Crafts movement overall, and the Craftsman home is one example of many of its popular architectural styles, but to suggest that it is unique and not a child of A & C overall is ridiculous.

Thus, and I hope this does not offend anyone, I am making slight changes - not to most of the page, just to the discussion of its relation to the British movement (which needed a bit of clarification anyway regarding the British movement's relation to Victorianism, which is resembled only on the surface). Moehong 21:12, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I agree with the comments above and have deleted the comment at the beginning of the article that said "This subject should not be confused with the British Arts and Crafts Movement." I did so for two reasons: The American movement was clearly influenced by the British movement, especially by Ruskin's thinking and Morris' work. Secondly, the linked article on the Arts and Crafts movement makes it clear that this was a movement in many countries, including the U.S. That being said, this article and the other one needs lots of work to better represent the subject, in my opinion. Cullen328 (talk) 22:09, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

I'm curious that there's no mention of Japanese influence. User:bigfun 8 June 2007

That's true. There should be, especially in terms of Greene & Greene and the west coast aspects of the Movement. Moehong 11:45, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Setting bounds around the style[edit]

The corresponding Commons category is woefully underpopulated. I'd like to add to it, but I am not sure completely what is and is not considered American Craftsman style. Here are some examples from Seattle; which of these qualify?

Comments here would provide very useful guidance for anyone attempting to populate the category. - Jmabel | Talk 00:02, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Craftsman as a modernist movement[edit]

I would think we would want some discussion in the article of how, in the early 20th century, the American Craftsman style was the main alternative to various forms of architectural revivalism in North American residential architecture. Obviously it didn't have quite the assertive modernism of Cubist architecture in Czechoslovakia or of the Bauhaus, but it was a specifically contemporary architecture. But I don't offhand have a citation for that. - Jmabel | Talk 23:50, 12 September 2008 (UTC)