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February 23, 1990 | COLLETTE O'CONNOR, Collette O'Connor is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
Orange County collectors and homeowners who are exhausted by the "more is more" approach to decorating are turning to furniture and designs of the revived Arts and Crafts movement. Works from this turn-of-the-century movement embraced simple, straightforward designs made of quality material with enduring construction techniques. Though conceived in Great Britain in 1880, the movement has always been quintessentially Californian.
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November 16, 2012 | By Jessica Ritz
Los Angeles paper artist Anna Bondoc can make a graphic statement at practically any scale. Take handmade place cards for the Thanksgiving table, for example. “It's a nice alternative to thinking big and florid,” she said. “It's thinking small and repeated.” Bondoc draws from influences that include the Arts and Crafts movement, Japanese printmaking traditions and the midcentury textiles of the likes of Marimekko to create one-of-a-kind pieces. She's a master of the X-acto knife, using a layered paper-cutout technique for her work.
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HOME & GARDEN
August 25, 1990 | EVAN CUMMINGS, Evan Cummings is a regular contributor to Home Design.
Who says you can't live in the past? Patrick Sheridan does, and he loves every minute of it. The Laguna Beach designer is enthralled by architecture and furniture created during the turn-of-the-century American Arts and Crafts movement. Works embraced simple, straightforward designs made of quality material with enduring construction techniques. They were conceived as a reaction to an underlying distrust of the Industrial Age.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2011 | By Scott Marshutz
To say Steve Weaver is a Greene & Greene fan is an understatement. His two-story Craftsman in the Belmont Park neighborhood of Long Beach is a hybrid of classic Arts and Crafts styling and modern function. Portions look like they are straight out of Greene & Greene's Gamble House in Pasadena. On the exterior, Craftsman clues are abundant: low rooflines, exposed and cantilevered rafter tails, tapered columns and casement windows. Inside, crisscrossed planks of quarter-sawn Honduran mahogany from which period pendant lights hang are duplicated in several areas.
HOME & GARDEN
April 9, 1994 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the turn of the century, California design meant cozy bungalows on large yards that complemented this area's incredible climate and natural resources. * There were Craftsman bungalows, as well as Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial and other styles that used references from other lands but still created a house that was particular to California.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 1987 | ZAN DUBIN
Leslie Greene Bowman picked up the modest, hand-hammered copper jardiniere: a prime example of an art movement born out of a reaction against the Industrial Revolution, she said. "You can see the hammer marks," noted Bowman, associate curator at the County Museum of Art. "They were left on purpose because now that a machine could make something perfectly, it became desirable to leave the vestiges of hand craftsmanship."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having fled corporate America for life on a 54-acre Ojai ranch of razor-edged mountains and plunging valleys, Bill Moses now wants to turn the vast spread into a sort of living museum that would be the first of its kind in Ventura County. Taking center stage is the Pratt House, a 1909 four-bedroom, craftsman-style home once called an "American masterpiece" by Architectural Digest.
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December 19, 1993 | ELIZABETH HOUGHTON, Elizabeth Houghton is a New-York based writer
The Arts and Crafts movement met its maker in the Eden of California circa 1890, when and where the tenets of a high ideal converged to create a little something known as "the good life." It was only to last for 20 or so years, but in that time it left shining vestiges of its progeny on a landscape it can rightfully call its own.
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Jessica Ritz
Los Angeles paper artist Anna Bondoc can make a graphic statement at practically any scale. Take handmade place cards for the Thanksgiving table, for example. “It's a nice alternative to thinking big and florid,” she said. “It's thinking small and repeated.” Bondoc draws from influences that include the Arts and Crafts movement, Japanese printmaking traditions and the midcentury textiles of the likes of Marimekko to create one-of-a-kind pieces. She's a master of the X-acto knife, using a layered paper-cutout technique for her work.
HOME & GARDEN
August 25, 1990 | EVAN CUMMINGS
In the early 1900s, the American Arts and Crafts movement spread west to such diverse communities as Pasadena, Riverside, Redlands and Anaheim. Laguna Beach, then a quiescent town dotted with a scant number of bungalows along its shore and in its hills, received its share of craftsman-style homes inspired by the movement. Most of those original beach homes have been razed, replaced by modern structures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2011 | By Alison Bell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When you think of the Southern California's arts and crafts movement, you probably think of Pasadena, home to architects Charles and Henry Greene and tile maker Ernest Batchelder. But don't overlook the small community of Garvanza just to the southwest of Pasadena in Highland Park. This unassuming neighborhood, named for the garbanzo beans that once covered its hills, also played a vital role in the craftsman craze of the early 1900s. A group of artisans known as the Arroyo Guild plunked down their creative roots and joined together there to design and build "useful things of superlative excellence and beauty.
TRAVEL
July 25, 2010 | By Paul de Barros, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds. "You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed. "Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel Kennedy. Madeleine Peyroux. Nice lineup." "Yes, but the Cotswolds!" they said, without the slightest interest in the jazz festival. "Be sure to go to Chipping Campden. And the Slaughters. Bourton-on-the-Water. Stow-on-the-Wold."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez, Times Staff Writer
Look deeper. There's always more. Father Fred Bailey often challenges his Aliso Viejo parishioners to do that when examining their faith, but come Nov. 5 he'll be directing their gazes toward a more material wonder: a new $13-million Craftsman-style church.
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
At the heyday of the Arts and Crafts movement, Los Angeles was building so vigorously that it still contains one of the world's largest uninterrupted swaths of what came to be known as Craftsman houses. Yet those expecting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art show "The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, 1880--1920" to mirror back the city's leaded windows, shingled roofs, sleeping porches and wrought iron porch lamps are in for a shock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having fled corporate America for life on a 54-acre Ojai ranch of razor-edged mountains and plunging valleys, Bill Moses now wants to turn the vast spread into a sort of living museum that would be the first of its kind in Ventura County. Taking center stage is the Pratt House, a 1909 four-bedroom, craftsman-style home once called an "American masterpiece" by Architectural Digest.
REAL ESTATE
December 13, 1998 | MARILYN TOWER OLIVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Internet and a bit of luck helped artists Tina Gulatta and Charles Miller find a historic home with character in Garvanza, a quaint district in the northern end of the Los Angeles community of Highland Park. Three years ago when the couple decided to buy a house, they were living in the Westside. "We were looking for an older home with high ceilings and room for a garden," Miller said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1989 | SUVAN GEER
Tight structure underlies the diverse oeuvre of painter, industrial and graphic designer Winold Reiss. It runs through the highly stylistic, art nouveau designs he did for hotels and restaurant interiors as well as the mosaic murals he completed for the Cincinnati Union Terminal. As a way of dealing with space Reiss favored a sharp-edged compression of strictly simplified forms. This and a keen color sense allowed him to layer multiple forms in his murals without visual confusion.
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
At the heyday of the Arts and Crafts movement, Los Angeles was building so vigorously that it still contains one of the world's largest uninterrupted swaths of what came to be known as Craftsman houses. Yet those expecting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art show "The Arts and Crafts Movement in Europe and America, 1880--1920" to mirror back the city's leaded windows, shingled roofs, sleeping porches and wrought iron porch lamps are in for a shock.
HOME & GARDEN
April 9, 1994 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the turn of the century, California design meant cozy bungalows on large yards that complemented this area's incredible climate and natural resources. * There were Craftsman bungalows, as well as Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial and other styles that used references from other lands but still created a house that was particular to California.
BOOKS
December 19, 1993 | ELIZABETH HOUGHTON, Elizabeth Houghton is a New-York based writer
The Arts and Crafts movement met its maker in the Eden of California circa 1890, when and where the tenets of a high ideal converged to create a little something known as "the good life." It was only to last for 20 or so years, but in that time it left shining vestiges of its progeny on a landscape it can rightfully call its own.
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