Despite the current popularity of mid-century modern architecture, even iconic past masterpieces are at risk, necessitating not only restoration but a new vision for the future. Explore the past, present
In partnership with The Book Beat, the tours will be followed by book talks, sales
The following authors will be in attendance:
Susan Bandes -- "Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie"
Brian Conway & James Haefner -- "Michigan Modern: An Architectural Legacy"
Dale Gyure -- "Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World"
Deborah Lubera Kawsky & Ruth Adler Schnee -- "Alexander Girard, Architect"
Michael Hodges -- "Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit"
1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Reynolds Aluminum Building Tour with Dale Gyure & Ken Siver (6200 Northland Drive, Southfield)
2:30-3:15 p.m. -- Refreshments and tours at Ecoworks, formerly the American Concrete Institute (22400 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit)
3:20-4:00 p.m. -- Presentations about building and by authors
4:00-5:00 p.m. -- Author visits and book sales
Registration is limited. Suggested donation of $5 either using
*Due to the historic nature of these buildings, ADA accessibility is an issue. Please email us at email@example.com if you have concerns.
*Transportation between sites is not provided.
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Photo: Reynolds Metals Great Lakes Regional Sales Office, Southfield, MI
Photographer: Balthazar Korab. Courtesy Library of Congress, Korab Collection.