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Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

During the mid century 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 old. Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces by Deborah Lubera Kawsky is the first comprehensive study of Girard’s exceptional architectural projects, specifically those concentrated in the ultra-traditional Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. Join us to hear Kawsky talk about her book and research.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
Main Meeting Room
4600 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield MI
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Alexander Girard, Architect

Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Deborah Lubera Kawsky
Foreword by Ruth Adler Schnee

Showcases the bold, innovative, and colorful architectural designs of Alexander Girard.

Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343661