MID-MICHIGAN MODERN: FROM FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO GOOGIE BY SUSAN BANDES


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MID-MICHIGAN MODERN: FROM FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO GOOGIE BY SUSAN BANDES


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Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie by susan bandes, 2016, MSU PRESS

 Susan Bandes recently published her book Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie, a beautifully illustrated look at mid-Michigan's important modernist legacy from nationally known to regionally acclaimed architects.  Susan grew up in Manhattan, lived in Washington, DC and Los Angeles before coming to Michigan to direct the Kresge Art Museum (now the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum) at Michigan State University.  In 1990 she curated an exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's Goetsch-Wincler House in Okemos and edited the subsequent publication, both titled "Affordable Dreams:  The  Goetsch-Winckler House and Frank Lloyd Wright."  Her interest in mid-Michigan modern architecture and design was renewed following the launch of the State Historic Preservation Office project "Michigan Modern."   The new book published in October 2016 by the MSU Press covers over 130 buildings ranging from residences, commercial structures and sacred spaces.  In addition, she curated the portion of the exhibition devoted to mid-Michigan residences in "Minds of Modernism:  Michigan and Mid-Century Design," at the Michigan History Center, on view through April 7, 2017.   Can be ordered from Amazon:  

https://www.amazon.com/Mid-Michigan-Modern-Frank-Wright-Googie/dp/1611862167