Michigan Modern

Design that Shaped America

Author: Amy L. Arnold,Brian D. Conway

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423644980

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America is an impressive collection of important essays touching on all aspects of Michigan’s architecture and design heritage. The Great Lakes State has always been known for its contributions to twentieth-century manufacturing, but it’s only beginning to receive wide attention for its contributions to Modern design and architecture. Brian D. Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer, and Amy L. Arnold, project manager for Michigan Modern, have curated nearly thirty essays and interviews from a number of prominent architects, academics, architectural historians, journalists, and designers, including historian Alan Hess, designers Mira Nakashima, Ruth Adler Schnee, and Todd Oldham, and architect Gunnar Birkerts, describing Michigan’s contributions to Modern design in architecture, automobiles, furniture and education.
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Minoru Yamasaki

Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World

Author: Dale Allen Gyure

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300217099

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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The first book to reevaluate the evocative and polarizing work of one of midcentury America's most significant architects Born to Japanese immigrant parents in Seattle, Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) became one of the towering figures of midcentury architecture, even appearing on the cover of Time magazine in 1963. His self-proclaimed humanist designs merged the modern materials and functional considerations of postwar American architecture with traditional elements such as arches and colonnades. Yamasaki's celebrated and iconic projects of the 1950s and '60s, including the Lambert-St. Louis Airport and the U.S. Science Pavilion in Seattle, garnered popular acclaim. Despite this initial success, Yamasaki's reputation began to decline in the 1970s with the mixed critical reception of the World Trade Center in New York, one of the most publicized projects in the world at the time, and the spectacular failure of St. Louis's Pruitt-Igoe Apartments, which came to symbolize the flaws of midcentury urban renewal policy. And as architecture moved in a more critical direction influenced by postmodern theory, Yamasaki seemed increasingly old-fashioned. In the first book to examine Yamasaki's life and career, Dale Allen Gyure draws on a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, and nearly 200 images, to contextualize his work against the framework of midcentury modernism and explore his initial successes, his personal struggles--including with racism--and the tension his work ultimately found in the divide between popular and critical taste.
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A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture

Author: Carole Rifkind

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 374

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Leading urbanist Carole Rifkind takes readers on an illuminating tour through half a century of design in this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated book. From private homes and public housing to museums, religious and educational edifices, shopping centers, malls, and office buildings, the accessible text demonstrates the interplay between form and function, and how the uses of space, mass, materials, and ornament have evolved to produce the structures that surround us today. Rifkind also discusses the development of style and analyzes the contributions of more than two hundred architects, as well as the political and economic forces that influenced their work. Filled with over four hundred photographs and line drawings, A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture is an essential reference for both casual observers and serious scholars. Its in-depth exploration of the postwar intellectual, social, and artistic environment offers a unique perspective on our recent past and the forces that shape our modern landscape.
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American City

Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005

Author: Robert Sharoff,William Zbaren

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814332706

Category: Architecture

Page: 121

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A stunning tribute to Detroit's architectural heritage, this book features 90 full-color photographs of the city's most impressive buildings.
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New American Urbanism

Re-forming the Suburban Metropolis

Author: John A. Dutton

Publisher: Skira - Berenice

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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This book reviews the recent resurgence of town and urban design in America, with particular attention to the return to traditional forms of urbanism and building conventions.
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Contemporary Designers

Author: Andrea Arsenault

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: 9780912289694

Category: Design

Page: 641

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This provides information on the lives and work of the most significant and most influential designers of our era. Selected from throughout the world by an international advisory board, they are the individuals who have done the most to shape the visual and tactile form of our everyday world. Designers from the fields of graphics, interiors, fashion, stage, film, houseware, textile and industrial design are included.
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The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age

All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," with New Text

Author: Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319474

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.
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Summerson and Hitchcock

Centenary Essays on Architectural Historiography

Author: Frank E. Salmon

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

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