Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy

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Published by Visual Profile Books, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy takes readers on a privileged tour of iconic buildings and interiors designed by some of the world’s most renowned and celebrated architects and interior designers. Each of the 34 selected projects is carefully documented to record its place in art history and the story behind both its architect and client. What brings every space to life, of course, is detailed and enlightening text by Brian D. Conway and sparkling color photography taken expressly for this book by James Haefner. One breathtaking view after another invites readers to enter what are often private realms not open to the public to explore the innovative and often breathtaking design solutions presented on these pages.

With 300 pages and over 200 color images, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy will appeal to a wide audience beyond professional designers, art scholars and cultural historians. Indeed, it would be hard for anyone to resist the magnificent buildings and interiors chosen for this publication. The book may well be remembered for raising the public’s awareness and appreciation of early Modern architecture and interior design in Michigan and the nation, inspiring many communities to protect and preserve them in the coming years. It may also convince the nation--and the world--to learn more about the vibrant design culture that thrives to this day in the State of Michigan.


ISBN: 978-0-9975489-7-6

Size: 11.0" x 11.0"

Images: 227

Page: 300

Binding: Hard Bound