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Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

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There have been a multitude of architects and designers who have grown up, been educated, taught, or practiced in the state of Michigan, many of whom have had a significant role in development and lasting influences of Modern design in America. Michigan's contributions to America's Modernist legacy has been overlooked. This volume shines light on many preeminent professionals, educational institutions, and visionary companies that have contributed to that legacy. Included are Emil Lorch and the beginnings of the architecture program at University of Michigan and Eliel Saarinen with the development of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Iconic designers and architects showcased are Eero Saarinen, Yamaski, Bel Geddes, Dow, Gruen, Girard, Ruth Adler Schnee plus more.  You will find this book has an impressive array of artists, designers with familiar names that popularized Modern design with a connection to Michigan.

  • Hardcover.
  • 352 pages.
  • 9.4"w x 12.1"h  x 1.4"d.