Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan

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Buildings of Michigan presents a pictorial survey of Michigan architecture from 1831 to the present. From Romantic Michigan, before the Civil War, with its Greek, Gothic, and Italian villas to the internationally renowned buildings of modern Michigan, this informative book explores Michigan's history, covering the full spectrum of architectural styles particular to the state. Surveying the architecture of Detroit and many other cities, towns, and villages, this volume examines such structures as the mine locations in the Copper Range, early inns and houses along the Sauk Trail, the sandstone architecture of the Lake Superior region, lighthouses and lifesaving stations of the Upper Great Lakes, the great houses of automobile industrialists in Grosse Pointe, the factories of Albert Kahn, and the contributions of numerous local architects whose work has added to Michigan's architectural heritage. Offering a fascinating look at buildings of each period, style, type, and material in Michigan's history, with over 400 exceptional photographs, drawings, and maps, Buildings of Michigan is an extraordinary guide to architecture shaped by the changing attitude of people toward their rich and splendid land.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 622 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 200 halftones, 45 line drawings
  • 0195093798
  • 9780195093797

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beautifully produced, in a large hardback format. The pages are clearly printed and pleasingly laid out, and the copious photographs and engravings are integrated into the text ... [the] volumes are a delight to browse through, and would be an essential companion to any tour of their respective regions ... their elegance and wealth of information makes them well worth their price American Studies Todayshow more

About Kathryn Bishop Eckert

Kathryn Bishop Eckert is State Historic Preservation Officer at the Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State.show more

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