Los Angeles, CA: Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1980. First edition. Paperback Original. Quarto, pp. 95, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographs. Very Good. Item #19909
This is the first book on bungalows since the phenomenon of the early 20th century collapsed in the Great Depression. The author sees these sometimes not-so-modest structures as documents of social history. The American dream has generally been based on the idea of a single-family dwelling, equipped with all the latest conveniences and set in a garden, however small. California provided the perfect landscape, scenically, economically and socially for the proliferation of bungalows. From the Old House Journal reference library.