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Buildings of Michigan

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Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn Bishop Eckert.

Paperback.  603 pages.
Genres:  nonfiction, history, architecture.
Dimensions:  6.5" x 9.25" x 1.25"

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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 architectual 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 extraoridinary guide to architecture shaped by the changing attitude of people toward their rich and splendid land.

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