The Progressives and the Bungalow Craze
Bungalow was one of the achievement designed by Bok in early twentieth century. It usually referred to a relatively unpretentious small house although more exotic, expensive, have-crafted dwellings created by architects like Charles and Henry Greene in southern California were also called Bungalows. In general, Bungalow was a between 600-800 square feet house. Bedrooms were only bunk spares. The kitchen, fitted like a ship’s galley, accommodated a single person. Bungalow was a developed product related to Arts and Crafts. The Arts and Crafts was first developed in Europe and it moved to American. It was spread as a simple architectural styles like Bungalow, and Gunstav Stickly promoted is as the key to “ right living”.
The word “ progressive” defined political movement of individuals and groups who hoped to bring about significant change in American social and political life (Foner 683). I think progressive was a movement for lower and middle class people to advocate their right of freedom by changing society socially and politically.
Bungalow was a progressive house because of it design. Bungalow was design as small as 600-800 square feet, so its price was reduced to most American to afford; it made most of Americans to be a homeowner. The kitchen had a huge change since the house was small. The kitchen only accommodated one person, so things in the kitchen must be arranged methodically. Since the kitchen became a small space, the woman was the only person who worked in the kitchen. Therefore, servants who worked and cooked for a family were not necessary appear to the small kitchen. Besides, due to the fact that women did not need to work on and clean up the huge kitchen, they had more time to deal with the world outside the house. They entered to different fields of society and even some of them became professional. More importantly, some of the women became a member of an organization that worked on protecting woman’s right and promoting their status in society.
In the source 5, Gustav Stickly is the author who writes Craftsman Homes: Architecture and Furnishings of the American Arts and Crafts