..".an incredible showcase that goes behind the scenes of 34 iconic buildings, homes in Michigan..." The Detroit News, March 16, 2018 This monograph presents 34 selected projects carefully documented to record its place in art history and the story behind both its architect and client. One breathtaking view after another invites readers to enter what are often private realms not open to the public, to explore the innovative and cutting-edge design solutions presented on these pages. With 300 pages and 227 color images, Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy will appeal to a wide audience beyond professional designers, art scholars and cultural historians. Indeed, it would be hard for anyone to resist the magnificent buildings and interiors chosen for this publication. This book may well be remembered for raising the public's awareness and appreciation of early Modern architecture and interior design in Michigan and the nation, inspiring many communities to protect and preserve them in the coming years. It may also convince the nation and the world to learn more about the vibrant design culture that thrives to this day in the State of Michigan.
About the Author
Author: Brian D. Conway was appointed Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer in 1997. Conway holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Achitecture and Urban Planning, and a Masters 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. Photographer: James Haefner's career in photography spans the last four decades. An accomplished automotive advertising photographer, Jim's love of modern design drew him into the architectural world fifteen years ago. His ability to capture the designer's intentions whether the subject is an automobile or a structure is paramount to his success. Today he balances both areas of interest equally along with a lifetime interest in landscape photography. After graduating from Rochester Institue of Technology in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jim apprenticed for three years before starting his own studio in 1979.