Hello folks. It’s time again for another Friday Fantasy! Since it’s rainy and dreary where I am, I’ve decided to take you to sunny Pasadena, California, to the Greene and Greene masterpiece that defined the American Arts & Crafts Movement… the Gamble House.
The Arts and Crafts style originated in England with artist and writer, William Morris, as a response to stuffy and overly ornamented Victorian design. It brought about sleeker lines, an appreciation for natural shapes and colors, and most importantly, encouraged craftsmanship and pride in design and product.
I have loved the Gamble House and the work of Greene and Greene for a long time, but have not yet made it to California (although someday I’d love to!), so I’ve scoured the internet for pictures that I feel depict the best assets of the Gamble House and the brothers’ work.
Oh, and if you like what you see here, check out the Greene and Greene virtual archive at USC.
My posts have been a bit few and far between as of late, but I’m hoping to get some material written this weekend. If you have any ideas for articles or issues that you’d like to see me cover, or pieces that you’d like me to feature that you’ve written as a guest writer, please feel free to leave me some comments. I’d love the opportunity to work with my readers to develop new and exciting content.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend!