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The Resource Alexander Girard, architect : creating midcentury modern masterpieces, Deborah Lubera Kawsky ; foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

Alexander Girard, architect : creating midcentury modern masterpieces, Deborah Lubera Kawsky ; foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

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Alexander Girard, architect : creating midcentury modern masterpieces
Title
Alexander Girard, architect
Title remainder
creating midcentury modern masterpieces
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Lubera Kawsky ; foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee
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Language
eng
Summary
"Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard. During the midcentury period, Michigan attracted visionary architects, designers, and theorists, including Alexander Girard. While much has been written about Girard's vibrantly colored and patterned textiles for Herman Miller, the story of his Detroit period (1937-53)--encompassing interior and industrial design, exhibition curation, and residential architecture--has not been told. This is the first comprehensive study of Girard's exceptional architectural projects, specifically those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. One exciting element of the book is the rediscovery of another Girard masterpiece - the only surviving house designed entirely by Girard, and former residence to Mr. and Mrs. John McLucas. Restored in consultation with iconic midcentury designer Ruth Adler Schnee, the McLucas house represents the culmination of Girard's Detroit design work at midcentury. Stunning color photographs capture the unique design elements-including the boldly colored glazed brick walls of the atrium-reminiscent of Girard's role as color consultant for the GM Tech Center. Original Girard drawings for the building plan, interior spaces, and custom-designed furniture document the mind of a modernist master at work and are made available to the public for the first time in this beautiful book."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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JBL
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Kawsky, Deborah Lubera
Dewey number
728.37092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1923-
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Schnee, Ruth Adler
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A Painted Turtle Book
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  • Girard, Alexander
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Midcentury modern (Architecture)
  • Grosse Pointe (Mich.)
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Alexander Girard, architect : creating midcentury modern masterpieces, Deborah Lubera Kawsky ; foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Contents
Connections: modern design in postwar Michigan. Cranbrook Academy of Art ; Herman Miller ; Eero Saarinen ; Minoru Yamasaki -- Promotion: Girard's studios and exhibitions. Girard's Grosse Pointe studios ; For Modern Living at the Detroit Institute of Arts -- Tradition and innovation: Girard and Grosse Pointe architecture. Tradition: style and status in Grosse Pointe ; Innovation: The Alexander and Susan Girard house -- Collaboration and experimentation: Girard, Yamasaki, and Lothrop Road (1949-1950). Expansion: The Pine Woods "Enclave" ; Collaboration: The Daniel and Margaret Goodenough house ; Experimentation: The Richard and Margaret Jackson house -- Culmination: The John and Kathleen McLucas house. Patrons ; Architecture: "A new concept of beauty" -- Radical iteration: The George and Betty Rieveschl house. Conclusion: Girard from Detroit to Santa Fe ; Appendix: Alexander Girard design sites in Grosse Pointe, circa 1950
Control code
on1040262499
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780814343654
Lccn
2017960025
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Alexander Girard, architect : creating midcentury modern masterpieces, Deborah Lubera Kawsky ; foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Contents
Connections: modern design in postwar Michigan. Cranbrook Academy of Art ; Herman Miller ; Eero Saarinen ; Minoru Yamasaki -- Promotion: Girard's studios and exhibitions. Girard's Grosse Pointe studios ; For Modern Living at the Detroit Institute of Arts -- Tradition and innovation: Girard and Grosse Pointe architecture. Tradition: style and status in Grosse Pointe ; Innovation: The Alexander and Susan Girard house -- Collaboration and experimentation: Girard, Yamasaki, and Lothrop Road (1949-1950). Expansion: The Pine Woods "Enclave" ; Collaboration: The Daniel and Margaret Goodenough house ; Experimentation: The Richard and Margaret Jackson house -- Culmination: The John and Kathleen McLucas house. Patrons ; Architecture: "A new concept of beauty" -- Radical iteration: The George and Betty Rieveschl house. Conclusion: Girard from Detroit to Santa Fe ; Appendix: Alexander Girard design sites in Grosse Pointe, circa 1950
Control code
on1040262499
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780814343654
Lccn
2017960025
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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      10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, US
      42.393738 -82.905326
    • Ewald BranchBorrow it
      15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230, US
      42.377005 -82.937270
    • Woods BranchBorrow it
      20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236, US
      42.442926 -82.906510
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