Detroit Modern: 1935 - 1985


Visitors to Detroit may not realize what residents of the Motor City have known for decades: metropolitan Detroit is a stunning showcase of mid-century modern houses. Endowed with old growth trees, rolling topography and miles of lakefront, the Detroit area inspired talented architects and their progressive clients to create uniquely beautiful residences that were seamlessly integrated with lush natural surroundings. Detroit landscape designer Peter Forguson has shaped and maintained the grounds of many of these structures, and the comprehensive list he has compiled of the best examples is now a breathtaking book.

With over 500 stunning images, Detroit Modern takes you on a chronological tour of 73 masterpieces of mid-century residential architecture that brings to life the shared visions of architects and clients. Exterior and interior views show the long, clean lines and simple, unadorned beauty of perfect proportions and top-quality materials that characterize the finest work of the period, Detroit Modern: 1935-1985.


ISBN 13: 978-1-7362731-3-5

Retail Price: $100.00

Size: 12” x 10”  inches

Pages: 300

Images: 387 color photos

Binding: Hard Bound

Interior pages: Full Color

Subject category: Architecture/interior design