On A Mission to Master the Craft

If you are new to the world of architectural style and design, you may have heard terms like Mission, Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, Tuscan, Roman, Gothic, Romanesque…

Ooh, those are all pretty words, but what exactly do they mean? Well in terms of style they refer not necessarily to “style” itself, but more so to an era of a period of time in which the resulting styles became real.

The following is my collection of articles that I have encountered across the web, although the nuts and bolts, meat and potatoes and true grit are underlying and more present in the books of knowledge where most of this history has been captured.

Mission or Craftsman? I found this article (and many other fine documents) at The Arts & Crafts Society website. True story, last night I recieved an email from one of the community forums I am a member of that a new member, Ralph, has joined the group. He had posted some photos of one of his latest creations which featured the exact same McIntosh cabinet hardware that I had used the year before on a beaded face frame project.

So the next morning I wake up and check my email. A post came across about an Arts & Crafts Kitchen project that one of my community buddies had finished. I grabbed my coffee and went about exploring the subject of Mission style furniture and found this quite interesting Origins of Mission Style article. As I am clicking around the website, I quickly come across a forum and low and behold, the first user image I see is Ralph. Now I don’t know about you, but here lately I’ve been following those mysterious and subtle leads and some pretty neat things have been happening. I’ll fill you in on the details later, but for now, enjoy the Origins article and the Arts & Crafts society website.

This report will be updated as I conduct more research on the subjects of style.

Have a nice day!

Ryan

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