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Architecture on the Page: Recent Books from Wayne State University Press

Book Event

The Detroit Historical Museum's latest Community Gallery exhibition, on display from April through June, celebrates the work of Albert Kahn. Join a panel discussion about the legendary architect's impact in the city of Detroit and some of the significant buildings he created. Tours of the Albert Kahn exhibit will take place after the program.  The event will take place in the museum's auditorium.

Panelists include:

Stephanie Williams, publisher, WSU Press
Michael Hodges, author of Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit
Michael G. Smith, author of Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture
John Gallagher (emcee), author of Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City and AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture
Deborah Lubera Kawsky, author of Alexander Girard, Architect: Creating Midcentury Modern Masterpieces

Admission to this program is free but space is limited.

Date
Sunday, May 15, 2022
2 pm - 3 pm
Venue
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit Michigan
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AIA Detroit

The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture

Eric J. Hill, FAIA
John Gallagher

A beautifully designed resource that takes readers on a tour of greater Detroit’s many architectural wonders and special landmarks.

Paperback
Published: November 2002
ISBN: 9780814331200
$36.95

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.

Hardback
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343654
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2018
ISBN: 9780814343661
AWARD
WINNER

Building the Modern World

Albert Kahn in Detroit

Michael H. Hodges

A photographically rich biography of protean architect Albert Kahn.

Hardback
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340356
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2018
ISBN: 9780814340363
AWARD
WINNER

Designing Detroit

Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture

Michael G. Smith

Shines a light on Detroit architect Wirt Rowland who, until now, has largely slipped into obscurity.

Hardback
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339794
$44.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9780814339800
AWARD
WINNER

Reimagining Detroit

Opportunities for Redefining an American City

John Gallagher

Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city’s vacant spaces.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334690
$24.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814336052