Michigan Modern

Michigan Modern[Reading] ➹ Michigan Modern By Amy Arnold – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Michigan Modern Design That Shaped America is an impressive collection of important essays touching on all aspects of Michigan’s architecture and design heritageThe Great Lakes State has always been Michigan Modern Design That Shaped America is an impressive collection of important essays touching on all aspects of Michigan’s architecture and design heritageThe 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. What is design how did it evolve to be modern and what makes it special in Michigan? As the profession of design modernized it became a way to provide society with products that were streamlined in style to economize the mass manufacturing process Michigan was uniuely situated to further this meeting of creativity and industrialization For full review at MidCenturyBooksNet Michigan Modernism in design from art furniture boats architecture was a major influence in Michigan with the artists designers futurists architects living and working in Michigan in the boat manufacturing furniture car industry and architect schools plus Cranbrook All of these factors made Michigan Modern Loved reading about the backgrounds and education of these forces in innovation Brought back memories of the butterfly house my Uncle Dick designed and built in the late 50s while employed by Yamasaki It's hard to imagine a time when Michigan was cutting edge but it was actually not long ago The book focuses too narrowly on Cranbrook but the photos are wonderful Wonderful essays and a much needed book on the contributions Michigan designers had on modern movement in America Gorgeous coffee table book on Michigan's local heritage of modern design and contribution to modern design around the world

Hardcover  º Michigan Modern PDF ¼
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Michigan Modern
  • Amy Arnold
  • 04 November 2016
  • 9781423644972