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Popular Michigan Coffee Table Books
Pewabic Pottery: The American Arts & Crafts Movement Expressed in Clay
“Thomas W. Brunk has written the definitive history of Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery. A meticulous researcher, he carefully reconstructs the chronological narrative by mining previously unavailable documents, including glaze notebooks, daybooks, and letters.”
—SUSAN J. BANDES, professor of art history and museum studies, Michigan State University, and author of Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie
Once Upon a Time at the Opera House: Drama at Three Historic Michigan Theaters, 1882–1928
“By vividly recounting the lives of three theatres, Harris creates a fascinating account of one of the most important eras of the American theatre. Written with wit and wonderful detail, this volume deserves to be in the library of every theatre lover.”
—BRUCE R. HALVERSON, Theatre Historian and President Emeritus, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie
“Bandes has compiled a richly illustrated compendium of modern architecture in the Lansing/East Lansing area—including designs never built, low-cost cooperatives, homes, a grocery store, and Lansing City Hall. By sharing the human stories behind the buildings, from architects and clients to church committees, she also provides a valuable illustration of the way modern design concepts and materials of the post–World War II era spread from national architects and early adopters to such mundane aspects of everyday life as Dawn Donuts.“
—SANDRA SAGESER CLARK, director, Michigan Historical Center
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