Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pardon Me While I Pimp This Stickley Book

For those of you who are looking for a definitive collection of Stickley homes along with an impressive catalog of all things arts and crafts, I would highly recommend this new book by Ray Stubblebine.

Finally someone has compiled all of the Stickley house designs ever published as well as a few that have never been published. The interesting thing about this book is the author has also taken the time to travel the country and photograph any known homes that were actually built from the plans. (Our house even makes an appearance in all of its mint green aluminum glory). It's a fantastic book from what I've seen so far. We received our complimentary copy in the mail last night. It tops out at an impressive 536 pages so blogs will be obsolete before I finish it. You'll just have to take me on my word that it is a great book.

In addition to Stickley's 220+ house plans and descriptions, this book also contains some of Stickley's family photos, an informative history about Gustav Stickley, as well as (my favorite part other than our house) reprints of actual arts and crafts color palettes that were offered back in the day.

Amazon has a good deal on Stickley's Craftsman Homes considering the cover price is $75. I've looked for it in stores but so far I've not seen a B&N or Borders with it in stock.

...and no, I will not receive any royalties from this post. Although I do admit that I feel a bit obligated to promote it since we received a free copy.

Also, I've finally managed to upload all of the interior photos of our house. I'll be adding links for those over the next few weeks.


Bruno said...

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Bruno Bornsztein
Co-founder, Curbly.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lead to a great book... I was just surfing Amazon trying to figure out how many books I was going to have to buy to get all the stickley plans... then I decided to google it (in case they were just all out on the web...) and your blog pointed me to the book I was hoping existed!