Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America

by Amy Arnold, Brian Conway


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423644972
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,141,126
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Amy L. Arnold is the preservation planner for the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Western Michigan University and studied at Duke University before returning to Michigan to obtain her master's degree in historic preservation from Eastern Michigan University. She has served as the project manager for Michigan Modern since its inception in 2008.

Brian D. Conway was appointed Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer in 1997. Trained as an architect, he has been involved with historic preservation and the rehabilitation of historic buildings throughout the state since 1980. Conway holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a master of architecture degree from the University of Florida. He served on the board of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and is an adjunct professor in Eastern Michigan University’s graduate program in historic preservation.

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